Wonderful Almonds join sister brand Wonderful Pistachios as bearers of the Heart-Check mark, according to a news release from Los Angeles-based Paramount Farms, owner of the brands.
To earn the mark, Wonderful Almonds passed the American Heart Association’s certification process. Wonderful Almonds were chosen based on their healthy fats, beneficial nutrients, low sodium content and lack of cholesterol, trans fat and sugars.
“This is big news,” Maggie Moon, senior nutrition communications manager for Paramount Farms, said in the release. “Having nuts officially included in AHA’s Heart-Check 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.”