Monday August 6, 2012
Pecans Heart-Healthy Certified
Atlanta — Receiving a red and white Heart-Check from the American Heart Assoc., pecans are now officially heart-healthy.
According to the National Pecan Shellers Assoc., unsalted and unroasted pecans can now be marked AHA certified. Launched in 1995, the Heart-Check program is now a recognizable symbol consumers use to identify heart-healthy foods.
Rachel Johnson, American Heart Assoc. spokesperson, says: “We know that consumers have relied on the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check mark to easily identify heart-healthy foods for more than 15 years.”