American Heart Association Certifies Beyond Steak as First Plant-Based Heart Healthy Food

The American Heart Association (AHA) has granted a heart-check mark to Beyond Meat’s Beyond Steak, marking the first time a plant-based alternative has been designated by the AHA as a heart-healthy food. The certification requires products to be low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium and contain more than 10% of the recommended Daily Value of at least one of six essential nutrients: vitamin A, vitamin C, protein, iron, calcium, or fiber.