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

February Fig Focus Newsletter

Valentine’s Day Recipesfeaturing Orchard Choice + Sun-Maid Figs Monday is Valentine’s Day and you know how they say birds of a feather go together, well, so do figs and chocolate! We have so many ways these two pair up beautifully in dessert recipes perfect for the end to a romantic meal at home like Warm Fig Chocolate Lava Cakes or … Read More

Ideas for What to Cook in a Tagine with Figs

What to cook in a tagine: fig cauliflower tofu tagine

In Moroccan cooking, a tagine is both a cooking vessel and the name of the food created in it. That’s why sometimes you’ll see it called out in a recipe name or menu item. But if you’ve ever seen one you might wonder what do you cook in a tagine? Is the process different and why invest in a tagine … Read More

January Fig Focus

Smart Start to the New Year Eating Well Everyday with #4FigsADay ______________________________________________ It’s a New Year full of possibilities. Rather than a New Year, New You focus(we like you just the way you are!), eating well everyday starts with one healthy choice and then another because incremental changes add up over time. A SMART goal is Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, … Read More

January Fig Focus Newsletter

Smart Start to the New Year Eating Well Everyday with #4FigsADay It’s a New Year full of possibilities. Rather than a New Year, New You focus (we like you just the way you are!), eating well everyday starts with one healthy choice and then another because incremental changes add up over time. A SMART goal is Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, … Read More

Figs Nutrition: What You Need to Know about Figs Fiber

Dietary fiber occurs naturally in plants, helps provide a feeling of fullness, and is important in promoting healthy laxation. Fiber that occurs naturally in foods like figs may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. Most Americans don’t get enough dietary fiber. Orchard Choice and Sun-Maid California Figs, both dark purple Mission and amber-colored Goldens, … Read More

Dried Fig Nutrition + Fig Nutrients for Everyday: #4FigsADay

Bag of Orchard Choice Figlets and gym bag

by Lorelle Del Matto, MS, RDN, CD What do you know about fig nutrients? By eating just 4 figs a day, you benefit from dried fig nutrition. Learn more and get ideas for using Orchard Choice and Sun-Maid California Dried Figs. Your healthy eating goal for 2022 just got a whole lot easier. Fig Nutrients: Adding #4FigsADay to your daily … Read More

Are Figs Vegan?

This broccoli fig tofu oyster sauce stir fry is truly a healthy stir fry dish sweetened with dried figs. The perfect salty and sweet dinner recipe!

With a New Year comes a new start and for many that means trying to eat healthier. Some even call January, Veganuary, a month dedicated to eating more vegetables, fruits, and plant-based foods, but are figs vegan? Read on to find out more about vegan figs. If you’ve done a search online you may think you know the answer, but … Read More