FDA Rules Avocados can be Labeled as Heart-Healthy

December 20, 2016

FDA Rules Avocados can be Labeled as Heart-Healthy

Today avocados are finally receiving the heart-healthy recognition they deserve! Nutrition experts have known for years the health benefits of fresh avocados, and today the FDA is making it official.

In response to a petition submitted by the American Heart Association, the FDA has amended the regulation about the relationship between dietary saturated fat and cholesterol and the risk of coronary heart disease. With the new amendment, raw fruits and vegetables that previously failed to meet the standards of the “low fat” definition are now allowed to bear the label “heart-healthy.”

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