NuVal®: Know the Nutrition Score

Look for our new NuVal® nutrition tags in the Giant Eagle® Columbus, Ohio stores.

Food Categories and NuVal Scores

NuVal Scores have been developed for eight food categories. Each product category has its own scoring curve and average — the break-even point that separates better nutritional options from lesser ones. Choose foods with NuVal Scores that equal or exceed the category average to optimize nutritional benefit for your family.

Note: The NuVal Nutritional System is intended for use in making food choices. It is not a diet or substitute for a doctor's advice about health conditions. NuVal Scores are based on nutrient data from laboratories, manufacturer recipes or on-pack nutrition information and ingredients. Scores listed are calculated as of September 2011.

 Click on individual items below for more detail

  • Poultry

  • Pork

  • Veal

  • Lamb

  • Beef

  • Seafood

  • Fruit

  • Vegetables

Fresh Poultry
Scores Range from 16-74

Actual NuVal™ Score

AVERAGE POULTRY SCORE

31

Boneless Skinless Chicken

39

Chicken Drumsticks

30

Chicken Thighs

27

Chicken Wings

28

Whole Roaster Chicken

28

Ground Turkey

28

Turkey Breast

31

Fresh Pork
Scores Range from 16-74

Actual NuVal™ Score

AVERAGE PORK SCORE

27

Pork Chops

28

Pork Loin

28

Pork Ribs

24

Pork Tenderloin

35

 

Fresh Veal
Scores Range from 24-50

Actual NuVal™ Score

AVERAGE VEAL SCORE

32

Ground Veal

37

Veal Chop

31

 

Fresh Lamb
Scores Range from 24-53

Actual NuVal™ Score

AVERAGE LAMB SCORE

28

Lamb Chop

28

Leg of Lamb

28

 

Fresh Beef
Scores Range from 23-41

Actual NuVal™ Score

AVERAGE BEEF SCORE

30

93% Ground Beef

30

85% Ground Beef

28

80% Ground Beef

26

Ground Beef

24

Bottom Round Roast

34

Chuck Roast

26

London Broil

34

Porterhouse/T-Bone Steak

27

Rib Steak

26

Sirloin Tip Roast

34

Strip Steak

30

Top Round Roast

34

Top Sirloin

30

Fresh Seafood
Scores Range from 26-89

Actual NuVal™ Score

AVERAGE SEAFOOD SCORE

72

Atlantic Cod

81

Blue Crab (Hardshell)

57

King Crab Legs

57

Littleneck Clams

82

Mahi Mahi

82

Mussels

51

Salmon Fillet

82

Scallops

51

Shrimp

75

Tilapia Fillet

82

Whiting

64

Whole Lobster

36

Yellow Fin Tuna

82

Fresh Fruit
Scores Range from 24-100*

Actual NuVal™ Score

AVERAGE FRUIT SCORE

72

Apples

96

Apricots

100

Bananas

91

Blueberries

100

Cantaloupe

93

Cherries

96

Clementines

94

Green Grapes

91

Honeydew

91

Kiwi

100

Kumquat

91

Lemons

99

Limes

91

Mango

93

Nectarines

93

Oranges

100

Papaya

91

Peaches

99

Pears

96

Pineapple

99

Plums

99

Pomegranate

91

Red Raspberries

91

Ruby Red Grapefruit

99

Strawberries

100

Watermelon

94

 

*Fresh fruits tend to Score very high. The lower average Score is due to the higher fat content in coconuts and nuts. Nuts range from 23-91. The average Score of coconut is 24. The average Score of nuts is 59.

Fresh Vegetables
Scores Range from 81-100

Actual NuVal™ Score

AVERAGE VEGETABLES SCORE

95

Acorn Squash

99

Artichokes

99

Asparagus

100

Broccoli

100

Brussels Sprouts

94

Button Mushrooms

96

Carrots

99

Cauliflower

100

Celery

96

Corn

91

Cucumbers

93

Eggplant

96

Fresh Spinach

100

Green Beans

100

Green Cabbage

96

Green Peppers

94

Haas Avocado

89

Iceberg Lettuce

82

Potatoes

93

Radishes

99

Red Beets

99

Red Cabbage

100

Romaine Lettuce

100

Sweet Potato

96

Tomatoes

96

Turnips

100

Yellow Onions

93

Zucchini

99

Brought to you by the Registered Dietitians at Giant Eagle and Market District®