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Love Sweet Potatoes With all of Your Heart: Alexia Foods Announces American Heart Association Certification

February 27, 2013

Alexia Sweet Potato Julienne Fries Receive Iconic Heart-Check Mark

EAGLE, Idaho, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Alexia Foods, a line of premium, all-natural frozen potatoes, breads and side dishes, is giving consumers one more reason to love the sweet potato with the recent heart-healthy certification of its Sweet Potato Julienne Fries. When using a healthy cooking method, such as baking, the product is certified with the iconic Heart-Check mark for meeting certification criteria that limits fat, saturated and trans fat, cholesterol and sodium, and requires a beneficial nutrient like Vitamin A. Established in 1995, the Heart-Check mark gives consumers an easy, reliable system for identifying heart-healthy foods as a first step in building a sensible eating plan.

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“We’re proud that Alexia Sweet Potato Julienne Fries have received the Heart-Check mark certification, which recognizes them as a heart-healthy side for consumers to bake and enjoy anytime,” said Mike Smith, vice president and general manager, Alexia Foods.

Alexia Sweet Potato Julienne Fries capture the savory sweetness of U.S. grown sweet potatoes and are enhanced by a hint of seasoning to give them the perfect balance of flavor. The premium sweet potato fries are available at retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.89 and go from oven to table in approximately 20 minutes. To find more crowd-pleasing, all-natural frozen foods from Alexia, please visit www.AlexiaFoods.com or www.facebook.com/AlexiaFoods.

About Alexia
Alexia Foods was founded in 2002. In addition to all-natural, premium fries, Alexia offers a full line of gourmet frozen appetizers, breads and potato side dishes that go from freezer to table in less than 30 minutes. Alexia products are available at natural, gourmet, club, grocery and mass retail stores. For more information, please visit us at www.AlexiaFoods.com or www.Facebook.com/AlexiaFoods.

About the Heart-Check Mark
The American Heart Association established the Heart-Check mark in 1995 to give consumers an easy, reliable system for identifying heart-healthy foods as a first step in building a sensible eating plan. Nearly 900 products that bear the Heart-Check mark have been screened and verified by the association to meet criteria for heart-healthy foods as part of a healthy dietary pattern. To learn more about the Heart-Check mark, and to see a complete list of certified products and participating companies, visit heartcheckmark.org.

Please note that the Heart-Check Food Certification does not apply to information reached through links unless expressly stated. For more information, see the AHA nutrition guidelines at: heartcheckmark.org/guidelines

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