Glossary of filters & terms

We’re on a mission to empower conscious consumption by making it easy to shop for healthy, climate-friendly food and drink. Sometimes our dietary filters can be a bit technical and you might have a question about how they’re defined. We’ve compiled a list of definitions for all our shopping filters, so you can know exactly what you’re getting when you use them. 

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Table of contents

Values filters

Only includes products with high to very high nutritional value. These products have a Nutritional Value rating of 60 or above.

Only includes products with low to very low carbon footprint and/or a low to very low water footprint. Excludes products with more than a moderate carbon footprint or water footprint.

Only includes products made with real-food ingredients you can find in household kitchens, meaning no added industrial flavors, colors, or texture modifiers whatsoever.

Only includes products made with organic ingredients; may not be certified organic.

Only includes vegan products, made without meat, seafood, dairy, eggs, honey, or any other products made from animals or insects.

Diet filters

No meat, seafood, dairy, eggs, honey, or any other products made from animals or insects.

No meat, seafood, or any products made with these but may include dairy or eggs.

Products very low in carbohydrates (less than 7 grams of carbs per serving).

Includes products made with foods believed to be available to early humans in paleolithic era only, such as most fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, meat, fish, and eggs.

No products containing the protein gluten in any form; may not be certified gluten-free.

No meat, but may include seafood, dairy, or eggs.

No products high in fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols (FODMAPs).

Food allergy filters

Excludes products containing milk in any form.

Excludes products containing eggs in any form.

Excludes products containing peanuts in any form.

Excludes products containing tree nuts in any form.

Excludes products containing fish in any form.

Excludes products containing shellfish in any form.

Excludes products containing soy in any form.

Excludes products containing wheat in any form.

Excludes products containing tomato in any form.

Excludes products containing corn in any form.

Excludes products containing melon in any form.

Excludes products containing the sugar lactose in any form.

Excludes products containing the protein gluten in any form; may not be certified gluten-free.

Excludes products containing sesame in any form.

Excludes products containing coconut in any form.

Excludes products containing almonds in any form.

Excludes products containing added sulfites in any form.

Excludes products containing chia in any form.

Excludes products containing stevia in any form.

Excludes products containing sodium benzoate in any form.

Nutrition filters

Products with less than 140 mg of sodium per serving — or less than 6% of the recommended Daily Value (DV) per serving.

Products with less than 20 mg of cholesterol per serving — or less than around 7% of the recommended Daily Value (DV) per serving.

Products with less than 1 gram of saturated per serving — or less than 5% of the recommended Daily Value (DV) per serving.

Products with less less than 15 grams of carbs per serving — or less than 5% of the recommended Daily Value (DV) per serving.

Products with less than 1.5 grams of fiber per serving — or less than 5% of the recommended Daily Value (DV) per serving.

Products with more than 940 mg of potassium per serving — or more than 20% of the recommended Daily Value (DV) per serving.

Products with more than 260 mg of calcium per serving — or more than 20% of the recommended Daily Value (DV) per serving.

Products with more than 3.5 mg or iron per serving — or more than 20% of the recommended Daily Value (DV) per serving.

Products with more than 18 mg of vitamin C per serving — or more than 20% of the recommended Daily Value (DV) per serving.

Products with more than 4 mcg of vitamin D per serving — or more than 20% of the recommended Daily Value (DV) per serving.

Products with more than 180 mcg of vitamin A per serving — or more than 20% of the recommended Daily Value (DV) per serving.

Products with more than 1.6 grams of omega-3 fatty acids per serving — or 20% of recommended daily Adequate Intake (AI) per serving.

Products with more with more than 55 grams of carbs per serving — or more than 20% of the recommended Daily Value (DV) per serving.

Products with more than 5.5 grams of fiber per serving — or more than 20% of the recommended Daily Value (DV) per serving.

Products with more more than 10 grams of protein per serving — or more than 20% of the recommended Daily Value (DV) per serving.

Ingredient filters

Excludes products containing added sugar.

Excludes products containing synthetic color additives.

Excludes products containing synthetic flavor additives.

Excludes products containing synthetic additives used to prevent spoilage and extend shelf-life.

Excludes products containing synthetic sugar substitutes.

Excludes products containing added nitrates and nitrites.

Excludes products containing sodium glutamate.

Excludes products containing carrageenan.

Excludes foods containing added sulfites.

Products containing one or more whole grains as a major ingredient.

Contains fruits, vegetables, nuts, or legumes as major ingredients.

Sustainability filters

Only includes unprocessed or minimally processed products.

Filter for products ranging from very low to extremely high carbon footprints (estimated).

Filter for products ranging from very low to extremely high water footprints (estimated).

Only includes products made with organic ingredients; may not be certified organic.

Excludes products that contain palm oil.

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