The American Heart Association has certified Artisan Lettuce from Salinas, Calif.-based Tanimura & Antle as a heart-healthy food, allowing the grower-packer to affix the association’s Heart Check mark to packages, according to a news release.
The logo identifies products that the heart association has certified as meeting its nutritional guidelines for that particular food, according to the association’s website.
To be certified, the food must be low in fat, cholesterol, sodium and processed sugars and provide at least 10% of the daily value of at least one of these nutrients: vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium, protein of dietary fiber.
Artisan Lettuce is low in fat, and a serving delivers 45% of the daily value of vitamin A, according to the release.
Whole petite heads are field packed and come in both red and green varieties.
They are sold in four- or six-count clamshells.