February 2023 Fig Focus

How you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day goes. Sweet, savory, cheeseboards, chocolate. Making memories isn’t one size fits all, is it? Gather your friends for Galentine’s or make the holiday a family affair, or uplift friendships. We’ve got you covered with ideas featuring Sun-Maid and Orchard Choice Figs that can bring a simple or big celebration to Tuesday, 02/14. So, … Read More

January 2023 Fig Focus

Soup’s on with Sun-Maid and Orchard Choice California Dried Figs This winter, cozy up to hearty comforting soups that will warm you up from the inside out. Sun-Maid and Orchard Choice California Dried Figs deepen the flavor of soups and stews and add fiber too. Get ideas for a soup swap or to what to simmer for dinner, and don’t … Read More

December Fig Focus

Holiday breads and Hanukkah—how do you celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Sun-Maid and Orchard Choice California Dried Figs? What really makes this time special: sharing time with family and friends. Here’s to an un-FIG-ettable holiday with some of our most beloved bakes and fried treats. Celebrate Hanukkah Bread Baking for the Holidays

November Fig Focus

Starters for Thanksgivingwith Sun-Maid and Orchard Choice California Dried Figs We are in full-on holiday mode—are you too? We’ve got a bunch of ideas for appetizers featuring our Sun-Maid and Orchard Choice California Dried Figs.  Save the newsletter for upcoming festivities—they’re ready to party! #BlackFridayBaking with La Tourangelle Skip the stores on Friday; let’s stay home and bake! We’ve teamed … Read More

Dried Figs + Foods Containing Tryptophan

You may be thinking, what is tryptophan?  Or, you’ve heard about foods high in tryptophan such as turkey which is often blamed for the “I need a nap” feeling after a big Thanksgiving feast. Stay tuned for an explanation – after a brief 411 answering the question I asked, and a chart of tryptophan food sources. Tryptophan is one of … Read More

October Fig Focus Newsletter

Homemade Halloweenwith Sun-Maid and Orchard Choice California Dried Figs Treat yourself to homemade Halloween treats. These ghoulish sweets and charming stuffed pepper Jack O’ Peppers are fun to make and also bring the nutrition benefits of Sun-Maid and Orchard Choice California Dried Figs into the holiday.

Is Type 2 Diabetes Preventable: How Dried Figs Can Help during Pre-Diabetes Stage

Is type 2 diabetes preventable? RDN, Annie Siegfried writes about how fiber-rich foods like dried figs factor in if you have pre-diabetes.

by Annie Siegfried, MS, RDN Is type 2 diabetes preventable? Lifestyle and diet changes can help prevent type 2 diabetes. Prevention is key: If you have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes—high blood glucose levels that don’t get to the threshold of a diabetes diagnosis If you’re currently at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes because of excess weight or obesity, … Read More

September Fig Focus

No-Labor Meals Labor Day comes once a year, but the idea of not cooking is awfully tempting isn’t it? Even for those of us who love to cook, some nights we want something so simple that dinner is a winner and doesn’t require a lot of hands-on time. So, we have brought you ideas you can use—even tonight—that include our … Read More

What to Bake Next: Bread with Figs

Bread with figs is a great way to incorporate your favorite summer fruit into loaves best sliced and eaten while still warm from the oven. With that in mind, here’s a collection of a our most popular fig bread recipes with Sun-Maid and Orchard Choice California Dried Figs for all levels of bakers, assembled in order of difficulty. EASY We’ve … Read More

August Fig Focus

You don’t have to go back to school to learn more about breakfast…or why to eat breakfast if it’s a meal you tend to skip. But maybe you’re running short on breakfast recipes with figs? We like to suggest that even adding 4 Sun-Maid or Orchard Choice California Dried Figs boosts your fiber and calcium first thing in the morning, … Read More

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. The Best Foods for Men Awards 2022 Dietitians dish on their favorite finds to Men’s Health Magazine and … 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