Dried Fig Cookies: a Recipe Collection

Baking with figs brings the taste and texture of dried fruit from our orchard that sparkles with seeds. We’ve assembled enough recipes of dried fig cookies to keep the cookie jar full! Find your favorites below, featuring our Orchard Choice and Sun-Maid Golden and Mission Figs. HOLIDAY COOKIES CHRISTMAS + HANUKKAH Fig Pinwheel Cookies Cuccidati Italian Fig Cookies Brandied Fig … Read More

Figs in the News

Fig lovers, figs are in the news and we’ve pulled together a resource list full of news you can use to better understand the incredible edible fig. We will keep adding to this list with facts and details, so check back often. What is a Fig? Plus, How to Eat Figs There’s a reason why figs have been eaten for … Read More

How Copper + Dried Fig Iron Content Work in Tandem

Healthy peanut butter brownie cups with dried figs satisfy a sweet tooth. The vegan peanut butter cups are so easy to make.

by Annie Siegfried, RDN What do you know about dried fig iron content? Read on to learn more about dried figs iron content and then head to the bottom of the article for my brownie peanut butter fudge cups recipe. If you’ve been feeling weak and tired way too often, it could be due to iron deficiency. It’s the most … Read More

Fig Focus on July Fourth

Seeing red, white & blue for 4th of July cake ideas? Our American flag cake is gluten-free with so many textures & fruit-forward flavor.

Need a festive dessert that will set off its own fireworks? Enter the American Flag Cake—it’s a yellow cake that we top with fresh whipped cream and rows of fresh raspberries, coconut, and succulent slices of Orchard Choice and Sun-Maid California Dried Mission Figs as the backdrop to tiny candy stars. The best part is the cake is e bake … Read More

Figs: How to Add Fiber to Smoothie Bowls + Highly Slurpable Snacks

Bananas, step aside, the potassium in figs might surprise you. Learn more about potassium in dried figs + meal ideas to increase your intake.

It’s no secret—or is it—that dried figs are a great source of fiber. If you’ve ever been curious about how to add fiber to smoothie bowls or other snacks, dried figs are the answer. Find more ideas of smoothies with figs and resources to learn more about the fiber in figs below. Ideas to Add Fiber to Smoothie Bowls + … Read More

June Fig Focus

Summer Snacking with Orchard Choice and Sun-Maid California Dried Figs Before the road trips, plane rides, vacation days, and summer adventures begin, make a plan of healthy snacks for wherever life takes you. We’ve got ideas aplenty for packing fiber, calcium, and flavor in between meals.

Fruits that Give You Energy: Vegan Fig Smoothie Bowl

by Anna Rios, RD Fatigue is a common problem that many people struggle with. Energy levels are directly related to dietary habits and nutrition. Eating a balanced diet and including mostly whole foods can help improve energy levels. It’s a different way, perhaps to think about eating: focusing on foods to increase energy and motivation including fruits that give you … Read More

Why Dried Figs are Superfoods for Pregnancy

by Annie Siegfried, MS, RDN A woman’s body undergoes significant hormonal and physiological changes to help with thedevelopment of the baby and these changes completely alter the way a woman’s body reacts tocertain things. While nutrition and healthy diet never rely on a single food group, food type ornutrient, pregnancy superfoods like dried figs are definitely worth including in your … Read More

May Fig Focus

Ideas for Sweet Moments from California Dried Figs Mother’s Day comes once a year as a time to celebrate our moms, mother figures, and parent in a way that lets them know we care. We’ve got you covered with some sweet ideas featuring Sun-Maid and Orchard Choice California Dried Figs that go from breakfast to a sweet ending to the … Read More

April Fig Focus on Passover

Ideas for Passover from Orchard Choice + Sun-Maid Figs Bring a taste of the California orchard to your holiday table. Find a few menus for inspiration and recipes popular during Passover. Stay tuned for special giveaways coming soon to our next newsletters.

April Fig Focus on Easter

Hop into Easter with Orchard Choice + Sun-Maid California Dried Figs Make this Easter a FIG deal. Start a new tradition—that brings a taste of the California orchard to your holiday table. Find a few menus to get the inspiration started (and scroll to the bottom for a limited time offer for the big day too).

Mushroom Veggie Taco Bowls: Figs in a Vegan Lifestyle

Are figs vegan? Yes! Learn about how figs fit in a vegan lifestyle from RD Anna Rios and make her recipe for mushroom veggie taco bowls with fig salsa.

by Anna Rios, RD If you eat plant-based and follow a vegan lifestyle, mushroom veggie taco bowl with fig salsa are for you. But maybe aside from the veggie taco bowls, you’re wondering, are figs vegan? Yes! So how do figs fit in a vegan lifestyle? What is Veganism The vegan lifestyle excludes animal products in food, clothes, and just … Read More

March Fig Focus

It’s National Nutrition Month—what do you know about dried fig health benefits? You may be surprised to see the variety of nutrients and micro-nutrients present in Orchard Choice and Sun-Maid California Dried Figs.

What is Intuitive Eating + Gentle Nutrition with Figs

What is intuitive eating — anti-diet eating listening to your body to determine hunger. Learn about gentle nutrition and how to incorporate figs.

by Hannah Magee, RD What is intuitive eating? Intuitive Eating is a self-care eating framework founded by Registered Dietitians Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. Their book Intuitive Eating was first published in 1995, and is currently on its 4th edition. Intuitive Eating (IE) was born as a framework to help individuals improve their relationship to food and quit dieting for … Read More

Natural Plant-Based Sweetner: Dried Figs

by Sharon Palmer, The Plant-Powered Dietitian Trimming added sugars is on everyone’s mind these days. In fact, a recent survey found that 67% of Americans are limiting sugar in their diets. That’s a good thing, because Americans are eating way too much of the sweet stuff, which can contribute to health problems, like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. … Read More