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

January 2020 Fig Focus Newsletter

Making overnight oats with almond milk is an easy breakfast for mornings on the go. Overnight oats with apples and dried figs add in extra flavor and nutritious benefits.

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats with Dried Figs Welcome the New Year with this easy and healthy no-cook breakfast recipe. Stir up old-fashioned oats, chia seeds, and your choice of milk right in a jar. Chill in the refrigerator overnight and the next morning you’ll have thick, creamy delicious oats. Serve warm or cold topped with diced apples, dried figs, walnuts, … Read More

Fig Meal Prep Ideas: How to Increase Fiber

You know you need fiber, but might be asking how much fiber do I need? Here are some meal prep tips on how to increase fiber intake with dried figs.

Article and photos by Melanie Flinn, RD If eating healthier is one of your New Year’s resolutions, you’ll have more success if you break it down into smaller, mini-goals. When you set a big goal, it’s hard to know where to start and it’s easy to get discouraged. How much fiber do I need? Getting enough fiber and meal prepping … Read More