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Dried Fig Nutrition + Fig Nutrients for Everyday: #4FigsADay
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...
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Fruits Low in Sugar for Diabetes
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...
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Plant Based Fiber in Figs
WFPB Nutrition: Dried Figs, Plant Based Fiber Superstar
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...
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Dried Fig Nutrition: How Vitamin K and Calcium Duo in Figs for Healthy Bone Care
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...
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Let’s Talk Protein in Dried Figs
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...
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Foods in a Mediterranean Diet: Figs
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...
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What Foods Contain Calcium: Dried Figs
“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...
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Foods for Anti-Inflammatio
Foods for Anti-Inflammation + Fruits for Anti-Inflammation: How Dried Figs Fit
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...
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For the Love of Figs: Nutrition Facts about Figs
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. What are the Health Benefits of Figs? Eating figs introduces a variety of health benefits....
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potassium in dried figs
Find It in Figs: Potassium in Dried Figs
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...
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