Celebrate National Heart Month with America’s Favorite Vegetable
Eagle, ID, February 6, 2015 – February is National Heart Month, and a reminder to everyone to take care of their hearts. Fresh Idaho® potatoes, certified by the American Heart Association as a heart-healthy food, naturally contain many of the nutrients your heart needs to be strong.
Idaho Potatoes' heart-healhty certification is just another
reason to love your favorite spuds
This important certification means Idaho® potatoes meet the American Heart Association's criteria for low levels in both saturated fat and cholesterol. This allows them to carry the well-recognized and respected heart-check mark. In fact:
“The American Heart Association’s certification mark is very important to us. It appears prominently in many of our marketing initiatives, from our national television commercial, to the Big Idaho® Potato Truck, to our website,” explains Frank Muir, President and CEO, Idaho Potato Commission (IPC). “We want to remind everyone that Idaho® potatoes are indeed healthy and should be a staple in everyone’s diets all year long.”
The IPC’s website has a collection of recipes on its Nutrition page that are low in fat and cholesterol and are light in sodium, allowing you to indulge in Idaho® potatoes dishes that are delicious and satisfying, but most importantly heart-healthy.
Pesto Double-Stuffed Potatoes
About the Idaho Potato Commission
Established in 1937, the IPC is a state agency that is responsible for promoting and protecting the famous “Grown in Idaho®” seal, a federally registered certification mark that assures consumers they are purchasing genuine, top-quality Idaho® potatoes. Idaho’s growing season of warm days and cool nights, ample mountain-fed irrigation and rich volcanic soil, give Idaho Potatoes their unique texture, taste and dependable performance, that differentiates Idaho® potatoes from potatoes grown in other states.
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* Information presented is from 2009 American Heart Association research
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