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Can I substitute figs for dates?
Figs can be used as an alternative for other dried fruits. Dried figs can be used interchangeably with prunes, dried apricots, and dates in most recipes.
What is better for you figs or dates?
Richer in Fiber Per fruit, figs offer a much better source of soluble fiber, with 4-5 grams per fruit versus dates which have around 2-3 grams. Figs are also linked to good digestive health, help to relieve constipation, and contribute to good heart health.
Are figs and dates high in iron?
Figs are rich in minerals including potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and copper and are a good source of antioxidant vitamins A and K that contribute to health and wellness.
Do all figs have wasps in them?
As the Huffington Post points out, figs are not fruit– they're actually inverted flowers. As such, they require a specific kind of pollination that can only come from fig wasps– wasps that have to die inside the fruit in order for the fruit to mature, since figs cannot be pollinated by wind or normal bees.