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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 […]

Friday, March 20th, 2020

In these unsure times, we are all looking for ways to get and stay healthy. Pistachios have multiple health benefits. Their health effects include weight loss benefits, lower cholesterol and blood sugar, and improved gut, eye, and blood vessel health. As pathogens become more resistant, scientists have begun exploring the biologically active compounds found […]

Friday, March 6th, 2020

Nutty History Pistachios are one of the oldest flowering nut trees. This little seed, Pistacia vera, is part of the cashew family, can grow about 30 feet tall and live 300 years. Pistachios have been grown in the Middle East since the beginning of time with evidence dating back to […]

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

There is a National or World Day for almost everything. Pistachios are no different. World/National Pistachio Day is February 26. You’ve heard of these special days, either via your Facebook feed or on the radio or during that hour of the Today show when they feature videos of water-skiing squirrels. Where did […]

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

More than half of Americans say they are saving for travel and the focus is on experiences vs. material things. Finding Instagrammable moments on their journeys are a priority! Depth of the Experience Baby Boomers still love their tour buses and cruises where they don’t have to do much planning, […]

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Healthy snacking and making good food choices can be difficult at any time of the year but can be extremely challenging on the BIG Game Day when pizza and beer abound. A great snack to choose is pistachios. Antioxidants and an immunity boost Pistachios are full of antioxidants and fiber […]