EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- After a rigorous review process, Beyond Steak®, the latest groundbreaking innovation by Beyond Meat, Inc. (NASDAQ: BYND), a leader in plant-based meat, is now certified by the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check Food Certification Program. Beyond Steak joins the ranks of a select number of products that meet the American Heart Association’s exacting nutrition criteria to help people make informed choices about the food they purchase.
Behind the Heart-Check Mark’s Scientific Nutrition Requirements
The Heart-Check Mark is part of the American Heart Association’s mission to fight heart disease and stroke, with cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death in the U.S.1 The American Heart Association’s Heart-Check Food Certification program provides consumers with an easy and reliable system for identifying healthier foods when reading nutrition labels. When consumers see the Heart-Check Mark, they instantly know the food has been certified to meet the nutritional requirements of the American Heart Association, including being low in saturated and trans fats, cholesterol and sodium, and having over 10% of the Daily Value of essential nutrients.
“For nearly 100 years, the American Heart Association has been helping people live longer, healthier lives. As part of that legacy, the Heart-Check Mark has become a gold standard in empowering consumers to make informed health decisions,” said Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown. “Like the American Heart Association, we want to be part of the solution by providing individuals access to and resources on nutritious options that don’t compromise on taste or sustainability. With this recognition, Beyond Steak becomes part of a group of certified and trusted foods that everyone can enjoy with the confidence that they are making a great decision for their health.”
Beyond Steak: Delicious Taste of Seared Steak Tips with Impressive Nutrition Facts2
Beyond Steak has quickly become a consumer favorite and received rave reviews3 for delivering a juicy, meaty taste that satisfies meat lovers and flexitarians alike. Made with simple and clean plant-based ingredients, Beyond Steak boasts a strong nutritional profile and is a good source of protein, with 21g of protein and 170 calories per serving. Beyond Steak is also low in saturated fat (1g per serving) with no cholesterol, GMOs or added antibiotics and hormones – nutritionals that make it a heart-healthy steak product.
A better-for-you option that is easy-to-cook and portionable, Beyond Steak can be prepared in a skillet or air fryer in just five minutes and adds craveable flavor to popular dishes, from fajitas and tacos to stir fries, sandwiches and salads.
Advancing Research on the Health Benefits of Plant-Based Meat
As part of its commitment to improving human health, Beyond Meat is dedicated to supporting scientific and evidence-based research on the health implications of shifting from animal-based meat to plant-based meat. For example, in the SWAP-MEAT study, which was published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers reported the positive impacts of replacing animal-based meat with Beyond Meat’s plant-based meat over an eight-week period, including the improvement of several cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as LDL cholesterol levels and TMAO. Beyond Meat continues to support ongoing studies at the Plant-Based Diet Initiative at Stanford University School of Medicine and last year signed a multi-year agreement with the American Cancer Society to advance research on plant-based meat and cancer prevention.
Consumers can find Beyond Steak at a retailer near them by visiting the Beyond Meat store locator.
About Beyond Meat
Beyond Meat, Inc. (NASDAQ: BYND) is a leading plant-based meat company offering a portfolio of revolutionary plant-based meats made from simple ingredients without GMOs, no added hormones or antibiotics, and 0 mg of cholesterol per serving. Founded in 2009, Beyond Meat products are designed to have the same taste and texture as animal-based meat while being better for people and the planet. Beyond Meat’s brand promise, Eat What You Love®, represents a strong belief that there is a better way to feed our future and that the positive choices we all make, no matter how small, can have a great impact on our personal health and the health of our planet. By shifting from animal-based meat to plant-based protein, we can positively impact four growing global issues: human health, climate change, constraints on natural resources and animal welfare. As of December 2022, Beyond Meat branded products were available at approximately 190,000 retail and foodservice outlets in over 80 countries worldwide. Visit www.BeyondMeat.com and follow @BeyondMeat, #BeyondBurger and #GoBeyond on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.
Beyond Meat Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements in this release constitute “forward-looking statements.” These statements are based on management’s current opinions, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or projections regarding future events or future results. These forward-looking statements are only predictions, not historical fact, and involve certain risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions. Actual results, levels of activity, performance, achievements and events could differ materially from those stated, anticipated or implied by such forward-looking statements. While Beyond Meat believes that its assumptions are reasonable, it is very difficult to predict the impact of known factors, and, of course, it is impossible to anticipate all factors that could affect actual results. There are many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements made herein including, most prominently, the risks discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Beyond Meat's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 1, 2023, as well as other factors described from time to time in Beyond Meat’s filings with the SEC. Such forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this release. Beyond Meat undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement because of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law. If Beyond Meat does update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be made that Beyond Meat will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements.
1 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics - 2023 Update. American Heart Association. https://professional.heart.org/en/science-news/heart-disease-and-stroke-statistics-2023-update?utm_campaign=sciencenews22-23&utm_source=weekly-sn&utm_medium=email&utm_content=phd-01-25-23
2 Stefani Sassos Good Housekeeping’s Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Director, MS, RDN, CSO, CDN. “Beyond Steak Earns the Prestigious Good Housekeeping Nutritionist Approved Emblem.” Beyond Meat. April 3, 2023. https://www.beyondmeat.com/en-US/press/beyond-steak-earns-the-prestigious-good-housekeeping-nutritionist-approved-emblem#_ftn
3 Yoder, Ross. "Beyond Meat's New Vegan Steak Bites Just Hit Shelves, And As Someone Who Is Actively Trying To Eat Less Meat, I Have Plenty Of Thoughts." Buzzfeed, October 26, 2022. https://www.buzzfeed.com/rossyoder/beyond-steak-review-taste-test