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EWG Overall Score Breakdown

The product score is based on weighted scores for nutrition, ingredient and processing concerns. Generally, nutrition counts most, ingredient concerns next and degree of processing least. The weighted scores are added together to determine the final score. Read more about scores here.

EWG Overall Score Breakdown


EWG scored on three factors: nutrition, ingredient concerns, and the degree of processing. Read the full scoring methodology.

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Lower concern
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Lower concern
Higher concern
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Nutrition Concern Details

Level

Considers calories, saturated fat, trans fat, sugar, sodium, protein, fiber and fruit, vegetable and nut content to differentiate between healthful and less healthful foods. For more information on nutrition concerns, read our full methodology.

Top findings positive Per gram, high in protein [read more]

Top findings positive Good source of naturally occurring iron [read more]

The nutrition factors used for scoring Alter Eco Organic Black Heirloom Quinoa
Positive factors
Fruit, vegetable, bean or nut content
Protein content
Fiber content
Omega-3 fatty acids
Negative factors
Calorie density
Sugar/low-calorie sweetener content
Sodium content
Saturated fat content
Trans fat content

Ingredient Concern Details

Level

Considers food additives, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and contaminants like mercury and BPA, which can affect human health and the environment. For more information on ingredient concerns, read methodology.

Top findings positive Certified organic product [read more]

Top findings positive No ingredient concerns identified for this product [read more]

Processing Concern Details

Level

Estimates how much the food has been processed. Considers many factors, chief among them, modification of individual ingredients from whole foods and number of artificial ingredients. For more information on processing concerns, read our full methodology.

Top findings positive Product has been classified as having low processing concerns

Products with low processing concerns generally have few artificial ingredients, more ingredients that are either whole foods or are minimally processed, and fewer ingredients overall.

EWG's Top Findings

Top findings positive Certified organic product [read more]

Certified organic product

Certified organic food is produced without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, and free of genetically engineered ingredients. Certified organic meat and dairy must also be produced without antibiotics and artificial growth promoters or hormones.

Top findings positive No ingredient concerns identified for this product [read more]

No ingredient concerns identified for this product

EWG has not identified any ingredient concerns for this product.

Top findings positive Does not contain artificial or industrial ingredients [read more]

Does not contain artificial or industrial ingre...

EWG has not identified any artificial or industrial ingredients in this product.

Top findings positive Per gram, high in protein [read more]

Per gram, high in protein

Protein is a source of amino acids that are required for the proper growth, maintenance and repair of tissues. It also provides the building blocks for important enzymes and hormones. Protein provides calories and if eaten in excess will be stored as fat. Protein is found in high amounts in beans, nuts, eggs, seafood and meat. Protein is essential to health, but eating too much also carries an environmental and health cost. Learn more: http://www.ewg.org/meateatersguide/

Top findings positive Good source of naturally occurring iron [read more]

Good source of naturally occurring iron

Iron is an essential component of hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that transfers oxygen from the lungs to the tissues. Iron is also necessary for normal growth and development. Seafood, poultry and meat are good sources of well-absorbed heme iron. Absorption of iron from plant sources including beans, lentils and spinach can be increased by eating them with vitamin C-rich foods like lemon juice or tomato sauce.

Top findings positive Product has been classified as having low processing concerns

Ingredient List

From the Package

100% ORGANIC ROYAL BLACK QUINOA*

*Older Product

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*Discontinued Product

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Selected Certifications and Seals

Medium

USDA Organic

Other Information

Top findings positive This product is certified organic and, therefore, was produced without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, and free of genetically engineered ingredients. [read more]

This product is certified organic and, therefor...

Certified organic food must be produced without synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Genetically engineered ingredients are not allowed. Synthetic preservatives and artificial colors are not allowed in processed foods. Meat and dairy ingredients must be produced without antibiotics and artificial growth promoters or hormones.

Nutrition Facts

0.0 servings per container

Serving Size

DRY (50 g)

Amount Per 0.25 cup
Calories
190

% Daily Value (based on a 2,000 calorie diet and adult bodyweight)
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QUICK FACTS:

4.0 4.0 % Total Fat 2 g
12.0 12.0 % Total Carbs 35 g
Sugars 3 g
% Protein 6 g

AVOID TOO MUCH:

0.0 0.0 % Saturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0.0g
0.0 0.0 % Cholesterol 0 mg
0.0 0.0 % Sodium 0 mg
Added Sugar Ingredients: none listed

NUTRIENTS:

16.0 16.0 % Dietary Fiber 4 g
Vitamin D (no value on present label)
0.0 0.0 % Vitamin A
0.0 0.0 % Vitamin C
2.0 2.0 % Calcium
10.0 10.0 % Iron
Potassium (no value on present label)
20.0 20.0 % Phosphorus

† Institute of Medicine. 2010. "Dietary Reference Intakes Tables and Application." Accessed April 8, 2014: link

 

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