Month: January 2019

It’s National Heart Month: Nuts Top the Charts

In February, we celebrate our sweethearts and heart health! As part of National Heart Month, boosting your diet is easy with Bella Viva Orchards’ nuts! We think of our nuts as superstars – they’re nutritious, tasty and versatile! Most nuts promote healthier cholesterol levels, have anti-inflammatory qualities, and are a source of unsaturated fats, omega-3s, fiber and vitamin E. Some experts recommend going raw (1) and others call out the best nuts for heart health (2). Touted as a top heart-healthy nut, our Raw Almonds, Organic Raw Almonds, Sliced Almonds, Almond Meal and Almond Flour step up proudly! Other dietary A-listers include our Shelled

Fruits, Nuts and Chocolates: Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentine’s Day means it’s time for fruity, nutty and chocolatey sweets and we’re your go-to place for just the right gifts. Our beautiful Gift Crates, Trays and Baskets will win the heart of your special valentine, including our California Traditional Crate with Chocolates, our Fruits & Chocolate Cherries gift basket, our Fruits & Chocolates Mix or our Organic Gift Crates and Trays! Or go cute and sweet with our Cupid’s Delight, a 4-ounce package of our Chocolate Covered Cherries in a heart-shaped box with a glittery vintage greeting card. Mix and match with our Chocolate Covered Bing Cherries, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Chocolate Covered Cranberries,

Healthy Seeds: Nutrition Superheroes!

Seeds rock your diet! They contain everything needed to grow into plants, making them dietary powerhouses. Check out some of our faves: Our snackworthy shelled Roasted Salted Sunflower Seeds are a source of healthy fat and dietary fiber and are full of vitamin E, B complex vitamins, copper, phosphorous and antioxidants (1). Touted as a wonder food, studies show these lightly nutty tasting Golden Flax Seeds and Organic Brown Flax Seeds can help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer (2). They’re a source of omega-3s and fiber and are tasty in breads, muffins, pancakes and crackers. For maximum goodness use

Pistachios: Crunchy, Healthy, Tasty YUM!

With big holiday eating in the rear view mirror, we bet you want to get your diet back on track. But it doesn’t mean you’re sacrificing satisfaction or flavor. How, you may ask? California-grown Pistachios! Fun and easy to crack and eat, our shell-on Organic Roasted Salted Pistachios and Roasted Salted Pistachios have smooth, creamy-colored shells containing bright green super-nutritious and flavorful nuts. Chop some and add to your favorite recipe or eat ‘em right out of the bag! Pistachios are low in calories and high in dietary fiber, protein, antioxidants, potassium and magnesium and studies show they’re helpful with weight loss, digestive health,

Dried Citrus: Nature’s Wintery Jewels

Right now in California, the trees are loaded with dazzling Oranges and Lemons – zippy fruits that bring happy colors, flavors, aromas and nutrition to cold winter days. And now’s the time to enjoy them in their dried form – rind and all! Our Dried Orange Slices, Organic Dried Orange Slices, Dried Lemon Slices and Organic Dried Lemon Slices are GMO-free, fat-free and are a source of dietary fiber, potassium, calcium and are packed with vitamin C. They’re touted to be great for your immune system, heart, blood sugar, digestive system, skin (1) and so much more! Simmer Dried Lemon or Orange Powder with