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Beyond Steak Meets American Heart Association Heart-Check Requirements

May 15, 2023
Plant-based protein is the only “meat substitute” product currently listed in the association’s Heart-Check Food Certification Program.

Beyond Steak is certified by the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check Food Certification Program, according to a release from parent company Beyond Meat Inc.

In addition, Beyond Steak is currently the only product categorized under “Meat Substitutes” to make the list of products that meet the American Heart Association’s nutrition requirements — being low in saturated and trans fats, cholesterol and sodium, and having more than 10% of the daily value of essential nutrients.

Beyond Steak checks in with 21 grams of protein and 170 calories per serving, and is also low in saturated fat (1g per serving) with no cholesterol. The Heart-Check Mark is part of the American Heart Association’s mission to fight heart disease and stroke in the U.S.

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Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.