Heart of the Desert Pistachios are the home-grown product of
Eagle Ranch in Alamogordo, New Mexico. As fruit on the tree, our
pistachios are kissed by the southwestern sun, nurtured and pampered
into maturity by George, our resident farmer and fearless leader.
Our pistachios are harvested, processed, packaged right on the farm
– guaranteeing the freshness and value of our pistachios are
Our award winning pistachios come in nine unique flavors. Our
original recipes were cooked up by Gordon Schweers, son of Eagle
Ranch owners, George & Marianne Schweers, and taste-tested by a cast
For the "pistachio purist" we have the traditional salted and
roasted pistachios. For the more adventurous, we have spicy red
chile, green chile or green chile garlic pistachios. Not into spice?
Try our lemon lime flavor.
We’re pretty proud of our tasty pistachios. The green chile
pistachios were named a "Best Product" at the NASFT Winter Fancy
Food Show by "Gourmet Retailer" magazine, and the accolades have
continued from there.
We love cooking with pistachio nutmeats and we bet you will too (click here for nutritional
information). Pistachios are easy to use in recipes and add a
unique flavor that you’ve just got to try! We’ve listed some of our
favorite recipes on this site (click
here). Got one that’s a sure winner? Send it to us, and we’ll
share it with all the other nuts out there! Nutmeats can be
purchased salted and roasted, in small individual sized
packages for home use, or in bulk quantities for commercial use.
Our pistachios are sold in a traditional burlap sack, as well as
in attractive, re-sealable plastic packaging. We cater to the needs
of each individual so whether you want a quick snack, or a stocked
pantry, we offer something to satisfy any appetite. Go ahead - grab
a four-ounce bag for yourself, or share a five-pound sack with the
We also offer a variety of pistachio candies, cookies
and gourmet food products and gifts. From spicy to sweet, we
have something for everyone!
Taste for yourself why customers around the globe clamor for Heart
of the Desert Pistachios.
Salted & Roasted Pistachios
The traditional way to enjoy pistachios! We lightly salt and
roast our pistachios to bring out their sweet delicious flavor.
Did you know...a ground-breaking study conducted through Penn
State University showed that eating pistachios reduced bad (LDL)
cholesterol, total cholesterol, blood pressure and inflammation
in the body, and increased antioxidant levels in the blood.
Western Pistachio Association
Unsalted & Roasted Pistachios
Pistachios are a naturally sweet nut. Our unsalted/roasted nuts
focus your taste buds on just the flavor of the nuts. Keep some
in the car when you’re on the go to help you eat well wherever
your day takes you!
It is shown that those who eat pistachios experience a
significant reduction of the biological effects of acute stress,
such as blood pressure. Pistachios also provide potassium, which
is important in maintaining a healthy blood pressure.
Just a single serving (49 nuts) provides the same amount of
protein in an ounce of soybeans. Western Pistachio Association
Green Chile Pistachios (Shelled)
The official question for the state of New Mexico is "Red or
Green"? Of course, the question refers what type of chile you
prefer. Try our one of a kind green chile pistachios and
discover a whole new taste sensation. We use a fresh green chile
in processing these nuts, and oh what a difference they make!
Green chile pistachios come already shelled - so you can enjoy
them even more. The heat index on the Green Chile Pistachios are
a 3 or 4.