The American Heart Association has certified Avocados from Peru can use the organization’s Heart-Check mark for marketing promotions and campaigns.
 
“The valuable Heart-Check mark has served as a trusted resource for consumers, and by adding the Heart-Check to our efforts it will help to complement the official seal of approval from the (Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture) that avocados are a healthy food — something that all consumers will be culturally aware of,” Xavier Equihua, CEO and president of Peruvian Avocado Commission, said in the release. 
 
The Heart-Check Food Certification Program helps consumers identify foods that can be building blocks of a heart-healthy diet, according to the release.