Fig Health Benefits
Figs can be part of almost any special diet, be it low fat, low sodium, high fiber, weight loss or diabetic.
They satisfy a sweet tooth without adding any fat. Their unique satiny texture and seeds provide a satisfying mouth feel and crunch.
Figs are fat-free, sodium-free and cholesterol-free.
Figs are high in fiber, providing 20% of the Daily Value - more than any other common dried or fresh fruit.
Figs have the highest mineral content of all common fruits. A 1/4 cup serving provides 244 mg of potassium (7% of the DV), 53 mg of calcium (6% of the DV) and 1.2 mg of iron (6% of the DV).
Date Health Benefits
Potassium Punch! Dates contain more potassium than bananas. Potassium is an essential mineral needed by your body to maintain muscle contractions, including the vital heart muscle. Dates also help make hemoglobin, the red and white blood cells.
Vitamins Galore! Dates are loaded a variety of B-complex vitamins including thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, and pantothenic acid.
Fat/Sodium Free! Dates are a tastysnack food that will not add any sodium to your diet. California dates are also fat-free and cholesterol-free.