Pork sirloin listed as heart-healthy food

By Oscar Rousseau

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A roast pork sirloin could be a building block to a healthy heart
A roast pork sirloin could be a building block to a healthy heart

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Pork sirloin has been added to a list of food products the American Heart Association (AHA) claims is good for building a healthy heart.

The development will see pork sirloin benefit from the AHA’s Heart-Check mark on product labelling.

It comes as the Pork Checkoff​ continues to work with the AHA to highlight the healthy benefits of a pork sirloin roast to building a healthy heart.

"The prominent Heart-Check mark on packages of meat offers consumers an easy way to cut through the clutter of often conflicting nutrition information,​” said Adria Huseth, manager of nutrition communications and research for the Pork Checkoff.

Lean and clean

The Heart-Check mark is valuable and serves as a trusted resource for consumers. By cutting through the noise at the meat counter, shoppers can quickly identify heart-healthy foods.​”

Pork sirloin joins the pork tenderloin as an extra lean cut of meat certified by the Heath-Check Food Certification Program.

Launched in 1995, the scheme helps consumers identify food products that can help build a healthy heart. To win certification, products must meet specific nutritional requirements. For extra lean meat, products must have less than 5 grams of fat and less than 2g of saturated fat, both per 100g.

Making better choices

Today’s consumers are busy and they seek both convenience and real-time information before purchasing foods in their local grocery store,​” added Huseth.

Having the Heart-Check mark on pork sirloin roast and tenderloin products helps consumers make wise choices. This prominent, recognisable mark allows the shopper to buy with confidence.​”

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends a pork cooking temperature of 145°F (62°C), followed by a three-minute rest. By following this cooking guidance, the National Pork Board​ claims consumers can enjoy a “healthy, tasty and tender” pork sirloin.

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