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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

It’s National Grab Some Nuts Day, and we are nuts about nuts! And for a good reason! They’re a great snack, a healthy source of fat, and pair well with many of our wines. What’s not to love? We tend to lump peanuts, almonds, pistachios, pecans, walnuts, etc., into the […]

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Whether you’re a seasoned road tripper or new to the game, there’s one thing we can all agree on: eating while driving is not ideal. But sometimes, a long trip demands sustenance! And sometimes munching and drinking a sugary, caffeinated drink is all that is keeping you from drifting off […]

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

At Heart of the Desert, we are proud to serve you award-winning wines and home-grown pistachios, but if you head over to our “Gourmet Foods” section, you will find a selection of other products that are near and dear to our hearts. New Mexican flavors have a unique profile with […]

Thursday, March 17th, 2022

And seven other fun facts about our favorite green superfood! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In honor of this holiday that celebrates Saint Patrick, Ireland, good luck, and all things green, we’re going to share some of our favorite fun facts about pistachios, starting with their color.   Why are pistachios […]

Thursday, March 10th, 2022

By taking simple steps, men can reduce their risk of preventable diseases that cause them to die an average of six years younger than women. The American Pistachio Growers worked with nutritionist, Michael Roussell, PhD. to come up with four easy ways for men to fortify their health with pistachios. […]

Thursday, February 17th, 2022

Regular pistachio consumption can promote favorable changes in the diet, lower blood pressure, and contribute to weight loss in a behavioral weight loss program. Nut-loving consumers looking to lose a few pounds can feel better about keeping pistachios at hand as a result of a new study. The study, published […]

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

Roughly 75 percent of the calories in a serving of pistachios come from its fat content. Before you put your bag of pistachios back into the cabinet, you need to know more about the types of fats found in these super-healthy nuts. Although one ounce of pistachios has 13 grams […]

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Sure, pistachios on their own are great to snack on. Taking the time to crack them is part of the fun and slows you down so you don’t eat too many. Buying the kernels and just popping them in your mouth works too. Afterall, 49 kernels are only 158 calories. […]

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

The ketogenic (Keto) diet is the most popular diet in internet searches this summer. It suggests consuming a large amount of fat (between 70 and 80% of the daily caloric intake) and a significant reduction in carbohydrate intake. In particular, carbs should represent less than 5% of calorie intake (instead […]

Friday, May 7th, 2021
Pistachios

In a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine, it was found that eating nuts, including pistachios, as part of a healthy diet was associated with decreased risk of death in both women and men, especially due to cancer, heart disease and respiratory disease. Eating pistachios may actually […]