Can Diabetics Eat Dried Figs?

by Mary Ellen Phipps, RDN Have you ever wondered, can diabetics eat dried figs? Year after year, one of the biggest myths in the diabetes world that just will not go away is that people with diabetes can’t eat fruit. And, especially dried fruit. BUT, this is just not true. So, can diabetics eat dried fruit? If you have diabetes … Read More

WFPB Nutrition: Discover Dried Figs, Plant Based Fiber Superstar

Following a WFPB diet or eating style? Discover figs as a plant based fiber food with phytochemicals benefits and so much more.

California dried figs are a plant-based fiber superstar with a unique set of qualities that have earned them a high ranking in WFPB (whole food plant based) eating and plant-based pantries, including my own. This plump teardrop of a fruit houses a rich array of essential nutrients, including protein, fiber, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and phytochemicals benefits that contribute to optimal … Read More

Dried Fig Nutrition: How Vitamin K and Calcium Duo in Figs for Healthy Bone Care

What does dried fig nutrition have to do with bone care? The calcium and vitamin K found in dried figs contributes to keeping strong healthy bones.

What do dried fig nutrition and bone care have in common? More than you may think! “Bones are hard and rigid”—a centuries-held assumption and myth. The reality is that bones are basically a living, growing and constantly changing tissue! Normally, we can’t feel what’s happening inside our bones, but bone mass, which is the amount of bone tissue in the … Read More

Let’s Talk Protein in Dried Figs

What do you know about the protein in dried figs? Learn more about protein in figs, great for vegetarian and vegan diets as well as a nutrient-dense ingredient.

We chatter about fat and carbohydrate, but Americans are preoccupied with protein. It’s no surprise – protein is associated with positive outcomes like health, strength and performance. The word “protein” comes from the Greek “proteios” which means “first place.” And, protein in dried figs or protein in figs is something to add to the conversation. Plant protein is a hot … Read More

Foods in a Mediterranean Diet: Figs

If you want to thrive like ancient Olympic athletes, you need to eat like one too. Do you know what Ancient Greek athletes ate before competitions? A handful of dried figs. It’s no wonder consuming foods in a Mediterranean diet can be increasingly beneficial for one’s health: it seems like they had it all FIGured out. If you’ve ever wondered … Read More

What Foods Contain Calcium: Dried Figs

Discover what foods contain calcium other than dairy & fruits high in calcium, especially helpful for vegan eaters or dairy-free diets.

“Calcium builds strong bones…” a phrase we have all grown up hearing but why is calcium important and what foods contain calcium? Are there fruits high in calcium and when thinking where we can get it in our diet, how can we start including those foods today? What is Calcium and Why is It Important? Calcium is a mineral found … Read More

Dried Figs: Foods for Anti-Inflammation + Fruits for Anti-Inflammation

Learn how dried figs fit as fruits for anti-inflammation. RD, Carolyn Williams unpacks them in a diet for and foods for anti-inflammation.

by Carolyn Williams, RD Incorporating figs into meals and snacks is an easy and delicious way to your boost intake of fiber, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and iron, but what many don’t realize is that eating figs is also a great way to reduce inflammation and lower disease risks. Thanks to their unique combination of nutrients and bio-active compounds, dried figs … Read More

For the Love of Figs: Nutrition Facts about Figs

Learn more about the nutrition facts about figs. Avalable all year long, dried fig nutritional benefits will be a fruit you can use in so many ways.

by Tawnie Graham, RD Figs are quite the fruit—you will think so too with all of the nutrition facts about figs! With their honey-like sweetness and wonderful texture, Orchard Choice and Sun-Maid California Dried Figs are a delicious choice.  Learn more about fig nutritional benefits. Nutrition Facts about Figs These naturally sweet fruits are a powerhouse of nutrition.  They are … Read More

Find It in Figs: Potassium in Dried Figs

Pan-seared salmon with sauteed beet greens is a delicious way to increase your potassium with dried figs at dinner.

by Lorelle Del Matto, MS, RDN Why do you eat figs? If your answer is “They taste good!”, you’re not alone. There are many reasons we choose foods, but taste is number one, according to fifteen years of consumer research conducted by the International Food and Information Council (IFIC) (1). The potassium in figs might just have you reaching for … Read More

Are Figs Good for You?

Are figs good for you? Yes! Exploring what are figs good for will lead you to discover they are nutrient-rich and great in flaxseed snack balls.

I’m a huge fan of figs. If you’ve ever wondered are figs good for you, the short answer is yes (and is all about going with your gut—you’ll see why soon). But you might also wonder what are figs good for. Read on for ideas and a fig flaxseed snack recipe not to miss. In addition to being delicious, Orchard … Read More