Nutrition Handbook

Look for the Heart-Check Mark!

For years we've been telling you that Idaho® potatoes are healthy. Now, they are certified by the American Heart Association.

Idaho® potatoes, from the best earth on Earth, are now certified by the American Heart Association. This means America's favorite potato meets the American Heart Association's criteria for foods low in saturated fat and cholesterol and can carry the well-recognized heart-check mark.

The heart-check mark has become a guide for millions of Americans who are actively looking for heart-healthy foods.

In fact:
  • 73% of primary shoppers trust the American Heart Association more than any other organization to certify food products.*
  • 83% of consumers are aware of the heart-check mark.*
  • 66% of primary grocery shoppers say the heart-check mark has a strong or moderate influence on their choices when shopping.*

The Idaho Potato Commission is committed to bringing you healthy, high-quality Idaho® potatoes worthy of our famous "Grown in Idaho®" seal.

* Information presented is from 2009 American Heart Association research

Heart-Healthy Recipes

Potatoes are a naturally healthy food but often get a bad rap because of how they are prepared. We've scoured the Idaho Potato Commission's recipe database and have identified several of our favorite heart-healthy recipes. These recipes are low in fat, cholesterol and calories, contain little sodium and are loaded with flavor! Enjoy!

View All Heart-Healthy Recipes