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In the Kitchen: Lemon Yogurt Blueberry Bread

Bella Viva Orchards’ Dried Lemon Powder makes a great flavor partner for our Dried Blueberries in this easy and addictive bread. You can enjoy this sweet and tangy bread for breakfast, with a cuppa coffee, or topped with fresh mixed berries and whipped cream for dessert. Yields: 2 loaves Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time:

Blueberries: A Good Case of Summertime Blues!

Mother Nature was on her game when she created California Blueberries! Grown in nearby fields and dried in Bella Viva Orchards drying yards, these fruits screaming summertime are ready to enjoy now! Sweet, a little tangy and dark sapphire-colored, these little guys are dietary superheroes! They’re a good source of vitamin C and antioxidants, which

Adorable Apricots: Time for Sunny Sweetness!

‘Round here, the days are growing longer and warmer and our California Apricots are lovin’ it. This year’s harvest is promising and we know that with just one bite you’ll be dreaming up ways to enjoy ‘em to the max! Our Dried Apricots are among the fruits to be considered “superfoods.” They’re a good source

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

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,

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

A Healthy Touch: Pistachios Are In!

Want to add some healthy, snacky, nutty green to your May menus? We’ve got just what you want! It’s Bella Viva’s NEW Roasted Salted Pistachio Kernels! Shelled and ready to eat, they’re a snack so righteous and so tasty, you and your friends won’t care that they’re healthy! These plump nuts are some of the

In the Kitchen: Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti

When you make this recipe featuring Bella Viva Orchards’ Cranberries, Pistachio Kernels and Orange Powder, we’re sure you’ll find they’re worth the extra time to prepare. They’re so easy to make and are perfect as a dessert, teatime sweet or quick breakfast (we won’t tell)! Yields: About 18 biscotti Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time:

Berry, Berry Good: Celebrating Nature’s Gems!

Small and jewel-like, who can resist Dried Berries to brighten a meal or snack? Our ruby-hued Dried Strawberries, Dried Cranberries and sapphire-colored Dried Blueberries make tasty and nutrition-packed additions to your diet. Dried, sliced California Strawberries: Experts say they have anti-inflammatory qualities, help promote healthier cholesterol levels, regulate blood pressure and promote artery health (1).

NEW Products: Easter Gifts Abound!

With Easter and other spring holidays upon us, we’re excited to introduce our NEW Lemoncello Almonds and Mint Chip Malt Balls! Our whole California-grown Almonds are toasted and coated in lemony white chocolate and our Mint Chip Malt Balls are addictive marble-sized malt balls with a dark chocolatey minty-green coating (yum)! For your convenience, we