HealthSense® High-Fiber Wheat Flour Earns American Heart Association’s Heart-Check Certification

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A refined flour that works hard and tastes great – delivering 10x the fiber of traditional flour

QUINCY, Mass. – January 10, 2024 – Bay State Milling Company’s HealthSense® High-Fiber Wheat Flour, the only refined flour in the U.S. made from non-GMO high-amylose wheat, has received the prestigious Heart-Check Certification from the American Heart Association. HealthSense flour joins a select number of products that meet the American Heart Association’s rigorous criteria for foods and food ingredients that support heart health as part of a nutritious diet.

“We are so proud to have our HealthSense flour among the select group of high-fiber and grain-based products certified by the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check Food Certification Program,” said Peter Levangie, President and CEO of Bay State Milling. “The American Heart Association’s Heart-Check mark is the most-recognized symbol of heart-healthy products in the United States. Our manufacturing and food service customers will know that our revolutionary flour adds valuable nutrition to foods they produce.”

As stated in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, more than 95% of Americans are fiber deficient—getting less than half the daily recommended amount. HealthSense flour performs just like traditional white flour but has up to 10x the prebiotic fiber, enabling food manufacturers to upgrade the nutrition in breads, pastas, pizzas, tortillas, and more without altering the taste or texture.

According to the American Heart Association, while many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may help reduce the risk of this disease. High-fiber foods are also critical for maintaining healthy blood sugar, controlling appetite, and balancing the gut microbiome. Medical professionals at UCLA Health have estimated that 70–80% of immune cells live within the gut, contributing to overall health and wellness.

HealthSense High-Fiber Wheat Flour is available for commercial manufacturing directly from Bay State Milling.