Month: May 2019

Bada-Boom: Cherries Are In!

Drumroll, please! Sweet, plump and wonderfully addictive, our Dried Cherries are in! They’re a sure sign that summertime is coming! You’ll taste California sunshine in each bite of these dazzling fruits, which are sure to perk up your baked goodies, snacks and even savory meals. Grown right here in our orchards, then pitted and dried on the premises, they’re packed with flavor and nutrition! They’re a great source of vitamin C and are naturally GMO-free. Studies show that cherries have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help alleviate muscle soreness, improve blood pressure and even help you get a good night’s sleep! (1) Get

Curvy Cashews: Go Nuts Over ‘Em!

Lightly crunchy, slightly sweet and cutely curvy, it’s always the right time to enjoy versatile and good-for-you Cashews! Mother Nature knew what she was doing when she created this nut that tastes great and gifts your body with vitamins, minerals and other super nutrients! Cashews are a source of healthy fats, protein, magnesium, iron, copper, vitamins B and C and folate. Experts suggest that the fatty acids in cashews can help promote healthier cholesterol levels and may decrease the risk of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular disease (2). They’re also touted to be beneficial for bone and gallbladder health. And if you’re a weight

In the Kitchen: Oatmeal Cherry Cacao Nib Cookies

The combination of Bella Viva Orchards’ Dried Cherries with cacao nibs conjures up images of decadence – but with reduced guilt. These fast and easy treats are on the healthier side through the use of whole wheat flour and plant-based cacao nibs. Kids of all ages will devour these treats, so you might want to double the batch! Delish! Yields: About 24 cookies Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 12 minutes Total Time: 22 minutes Ingredients: 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup whole wheat flour 1 ½ cups old-fashioned oats 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 4 ounces (1 cube) unsalted butter ¾