PrairieFresh pork tenderloins has earned the distinction of being a heart-healthy food. This is the second consecutive year that the American Heart Association has bestowed this honor on the Seaboard Farms’ product.

The tenderloin packages are identified with a red heart-check symbol telling consumers that the pork meets the criteria for heart-healthy levels of fat, saturated fat and cholesterol for people over the age of 2. PrairieFresh tenderloins and other AHA certified foods have to pass strict nutritional guidelines and reviews, plus meet all required government regulations. All meats also must adhere to USDA’s standard for extra lean.

“Many people don’t realize that more than half a dozen pork cuts are as lean or leaner than chicken,” says Terry Holton, Seaboard’s senior vice president of sales and marketing. “Today’s pork has 31 percent less fat than pork 20 years ago.”

Being the leanest cut, a 3-ounce serving of pork tenderloin contains 139 calories and 4.1 grams of fat, comparable to a skinless chicken breast.

The AHA-certified pork tenderloins are available in PrairieFresh ‘n Tender and PrairieFresh ‘n Natural product lines. For more information go to www.seaboardpork.com.