Wonderful almonds joined sister brand Wonderful pistachios in carrying the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check mark, a trusted symbol for shoppers who are navigating the grocery store looking for heart-healthy products.
To earn the widely recognized healthy food icon, Wonderful almonds went through the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check certification process, and earned the Heart-Check mark based on the fact that almonds naturally contain healthy fats, beneficial nutrients, sodium content, and zero cholesterol, trans fat and sugars.
Appearing on packages now, the Heart-Check mark reminds consumers that a serving of Wonderful almonds can be a healthfully delicious fit for a healthy eating plan.
“This is big news,” Maggie Moon, senior nutrition communications manager for Paramount Farms, said in a press release. “Having nuts officially included in AHA’s Heart-Check mark Program means it’ll be that much easier for people to find heart-smart snacks. Americans are seeking healthier options, and this symbol makes that process simpler.”
Almost 90 percent of the fat found in almonds is the healthy unsaturated kind, such as mono- and polyunsaturated fats, the better types that may play a role in cardiovascular wellness.