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The American Heart Association has certified Green and Red Anjou pears from USA Pears as heart-healthy.

The certification allows Pear Bureau Northwest to use the heart-check mark throughout online, print and other promotional activities for both varieties of pears.

Green Anjou pear

Green Anjou pear. Photo courtesy of Pear Bureau Northwest.

“It is gratifying to see sweet, juicy Anjou pears recognized by the American Heart Association as a heart-healthy food,” says Kevin Moffitt, president and CEO of Pear Bureau Northwest. “With health impacts of cardiovascular disease touching more than one in every three adults, heart health is important to consumers.”

The American Heart Association initiated certification in February. Pear Bureau Northwest scheduled promotional activities for February’s American Heart Month and for National Nutrition Month in March. Additional promotional activities are planned.