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Just in time for February Heart Month, Tanimura & Antle’s Artisan Lettuce has received certification as a heart-healthy food from the American Heart Association. Packages of Artisan Lettuce will feature the Heart Check mark, which easily identifies it as a sensible food choice in an overall heart-healthy diet.

TA---Artisan-Lettuce-Packag“The American Heart Association has created the Heart Check mark certification program to simplify heart healthy shopping,” Diana McClean, director of marketing, said in a press release. “Fresh vegetables and nutrition go hand in hand; however, with this certification and symbol, shoppers can quickly identify heart health with Artisan Lettuce.”

To be certified, a product must meet the specific nutritional levels outlined for a specific food. Being an unprocessed vegetable, Artisan Lettuce is naturally low in fat; however, each 85-gram serving of Artisan Lettuce delivers 45 percent of the daily value of vitamin A. Complete information on the Heart Check mark Nutritional Guidelines can be found at www.heartcheckmark.org/guidelines.

The Tanimura & Antle Artisan Lettuce is a select seed variety that has been carefully chosen for premium flavor, quality and variety. Artisan Lettuce is field-packed for optimum freshness and includes three different petite whole head lettuce varieties in both red and green. It is sold as a four-count or six-count clamshell, available in fine retailers across the United States and Canada. All Tanimura & Antle fresh produce is grown on U.S. family farms using sustainable growing practices.