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Monday, January 18th, 2021
Woman eating pistachios

Regular pistachio consumption can promote favorable changes in the diet, lower blood pressure, and contribute to weight-loss in a behavioral weight loss program. It is possible to lose weight while still consuming your favorite little snack—pistachios! Nut-loving consumers looking to lose a few pounds can feel better about keeping pistachios […]

Monday, December 14th, 2020

Give the gift of health this Christmas, by gifting pistachios. This year is like none other. Our budgets are tight, but we also want to give more, to more people. It may be the perfect year to make some DIY gifts and do some baking. Pistachios make the perfect holiday […]

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Here we are at Thanksgiving time during a pandemic. A time when friends and families are supposed to come together, we are left pondering what exactly we are going to do this year. Many cities are attempting to regulate how many people are allowed at your Thanksgiving table and are […]

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Enroute to America The original homelands of the pistachio were Asia Minor (now Turkey), Iran, Syria, Lebanon, and a bit north to the Caucasus in southern Russia and Afghanistan. Archeologists found evidence of pistachios in a dig site at Jerome, near northeastern Iraq, from as early as 6750 BC. The […]

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Pistachios are a healthy choice to add to your diet. There are so many reasons to make them a daily staple. If you’re not a snacker or need more creative ways to get them in your food, we have some good ideas for you. Why Should I Eat More Pistachios? […]

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

It is pistachio harvest season in Southern New Mexico. It is the perfect time to visit Eagle Ranch where Heart of the Desert pistachios are grown, harvested, packaged, marketed, and sold. Heart of the Desert is a great example of agritourism, as the farm tours provide a place to learn […]

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

Well-planned eating practices help athletes train hard, stay healthy and injury-free, and maximize their performance. An ideal athletic diet should contain well-balanced portions of protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, minerals and fluids. Pistachios are health-promoting foods that go hand-in-hand with an athlete’s regimen. They are portable, versatile, and environmentally friendly. Adding […]

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Birthdays. Anniversaries. Birth Announcements. I don’t usually write blogs for Heart of the Desert from a first-person stance, but we are going to try something different this week. Why, you may ask? Well, it just seems appropriate to give a first-hand description of a virtual celebration. So, here we go… […]

Monday, June 15th, 2020

The capsaicin in chiles may help you lose weight. As a southwestern food producer, we use red and green chiles as seasoning on our pistachios. We know all about the health benefits of pistachios and share them frequently in our blogs. It’s even more fun to find out that the […]

Monday, June 1st, 2020

American pistachios contain significant amounts of melatonin, much higher than most fruits, vegetables, cereals, legumes, and seeds. Why is this important? SLEEP! A good night’s sleep is incredibly important for your health. In fact, it’s just as important as eating healthy and exercising. Unfortunately, there’s a lot that can interfere […]