NOW Applauds FDA Qualified Health Claims on Walnuts

Bloomingdale, IL – The Food and Drug Administration recently announced that a qualified health claim may be used on product labels for walnuts. NOW Foods applauds the FDA’s making information more available to the public for foods long known to have health benefits.

FDA determined that enough credible scientific evidence exists to support the claim for whole and chopped walnuts, which was filed by the California Walnut Association. FDA's review concluded that walnuts may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease when consumed as part of a low saturated fat and low cholesterol diet and not resulting in increased caloric intake.

As a result, consumers will soon see claims on walnuts stating: "Supportive but not conclusive research shows that eating 1.5 oz of walnuts per day, as part of a low saturated fat and low cholesterol diet, and not resulting in increased caloric intake may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. See nutrition information for fat [and calorie] content."

“Nuts and seeds are an important part of a healthy diet,” NOW Foods nutritionist Neil Levin reminds us. “With today’s hectic lifestyle, nuts and seeds are a great way to have nutritious foods on the go. This FDA verification of walnuts’ nutritional profile is a positive move.”

NOW Foods, which offers a complete line of healthy nuts and seeds, will be adding the health claim to its walnut offerings immediately.

NOW Foods ( is a family owned and operated natural products manufacturer/distributor with a 35-year legacy of providing high quality nutritional supplements at affordable prices. The A-rated GMP certified facility boasts state of the art manufacturing capabilities. NOW maintains a Wet Lab and an Analytical Lab with industry leading analytical methods to assure ingredient Identity and potency, as well as a Microbiology Lab to test for contaminants. NOW employs one of the finest teams of product quality experts in the supplements industry. They conduct specialized tests, analyses and inspections that allow the company to offer superior products that surpass every possible independent test. The Richard’s family pledge is "underlying NOW's commitment to quality is our commitment to you - to provide the best products available at a reasonable price and, thereby, play a meaningful role in the quality and extension of human life." For more information visit Come visit our plant in Bloomingdale, Il (tours by appointment).


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