Organic Black Heirloom Quinoa

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Organic Black Heirloom Quinoa

1 review

Alter Eco

Organic Black Heirloom Quinoa

1 review

Alter Eco

This black heirloom quinoa is grown closer to the equator, giving it a sweet essence unlike your average grain. What can you cook with it? The question is: what can't you?

Sustainable goodness

Alter Eco has pioneered a full circle approach to eating, farming, and doing business. They're a sustainability-driven food company that inspires others to follow their lead.

  • Gluten Free
  • Certified USDA Organic
  • Vegan

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Why we love it

Little known fact: quinoa is an extremely diverse grain. So that same old same old bag you keep buying? Maybe it's time to switch it up. This Bolivian black heirloom variety is rich in taste and nutrients. Because of the humid environment where it's grown, it's also a lot less bitter than the average. You'll love putting the fluffy pearls on your salads, in your veggie burgers, or even mixed into your brownie batter.


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Hive orders generally take up to 48 business hours to process and ship via ground shipping.

How it does good

Making our favorite foods more favorable to the planet

Conventional quinoa farming poses a big risk for environmental damage, water contamination, and unfair treatment of farmers. Alter Eco has set out to make a difference in the health food world by putting an end to these damaging practices. Every bag of quinoa they produce is sourced directly from organic, non-GMO farmer cooperatives who go to great lengths to protect our earth. Alter Eco has also committed to compostable, non-toxic wrappers and have been carbon neutral since 2009.

  • responsible sourcing

    Every single Alter Eco product is sourced directly from small-scale, organic farmers. These farmer-owned cooperatives invest their profits directly into improving the quality of their products and the quality of life in their communities.
  • low carbon footprint

    Founder Tristan Lecomte pioneered a method of integrating carbon offsetting within the company's own supply chain to improve soil conditions, biodiversity and crop health, all while making them carbon neutral since 2009.
  • supporting key causes

    Not only does Alter Eco give their employees 3 paid days off a year to support causes of their choice, they also make regular cash and product donations to the organizations their team members are passionate about. These include clean-ups, food services, building green spaces in urban neighborhoods, supporting events for Earth Day and MLK Day, and contributing to Imperfect Produce and SF Recology.
  • Certified B Corp
  • Climate Neutral
  • Fair For Life Fair Trade Certified

How to use it

Follow the boiling instructions on the bag to get a batch of cloud-fluffy pearls.

When you're done...

Empty quinoa bags can be rinsed and sent to TerraCycle using our special instructions.

These are general guidelines for broadly-recyclable materials. Check with your local recycler to confirm what they take.

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About the Brand

Alter Eco

Alter Eco

Alter Eco® is a chocolate-centric, sustainability-directed food company that takes indulgence to new heights. Their mission is to pioneer a full circle approach to eating, farming, and doing businessand to inspire others to do the same.
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Chere P.
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Organic Black Quinoa

It is a real pleasure to work with a great product. The quinoa is tinder, and nutty in flavor. I love a rich color. Service was beyond reproach, fast, and easy. Like the earth conscious packaging.