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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, 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, February 15th, 2022

Pistachios are packed with nutritional value; tasty to snack on and incorporate into dishes. So, they are worth protecting by storing them correctly. Correct storage makes sure you get the most value for your dollars spent. KEEPING THINGS COOL A refrigerator is the best place to store pistachios if you […]

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 […]

Friday, December 10th, 2021
Pistachio Bundt Cake

Are you a fan of carrot cake? This moist, tasty cake is made even better with pistachios and makes a wonderful dessert for a holiday potluck or dinner. Pistachios are fresh during the holidays after being harvested in the early autumn. So, it’s the perfect time of year to bake […]

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

Dogs are often our humble, yet eager, companions and enjoy sampling whatever we are eating. Training your dog to take the pistachio out of the shell after you’ve cracked it for them brings a smile to most pet owners. The big question is, is it ok for my pup to […]

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. […]