Wednesday March 13, 2013
Oil-Roasted Salted Peanuts Deemed Heart-Healthy
Washington, D.C. — The American Heart Association (AHA) has certified oil roasted salted peanuts as heart-healthy and the heart check mark symbol can now appear on packs of the product.
AHA research shows peanuts are an excellent source of protein, Niacin, Vitamin E, folic acid and potassium and the oil in which they are roasted contains healthy monosaturated fats.
To meet the criteria, AHA says certified nuts must contain less than 140 mg of sodium per serving.