Fig Facts (Spanish: Higo)

The fig–ficus carica–is a unique fruit with pink flesh full of tiny seeds and an edible purple or green peel. Figs may promote healthy digestion, decrease your risk of heart disease, and help manage blood sugar levels. Fresh figs are low in calories and contain a variety of vitamins and minerals. However, dried figs are…

Date Facts (Spanish: Dátil)

Dates (español: dátiles) are an ancient food, mentioned 50 times in the Bible and 20 times in the Qu’aran. They have been a staple food of the Middle East and the Indus Valley for thousands of years. There is archaeological evidence of date cultivation in Arabia from the 6th millennium BCE, and fossil records show that the date palm…

Fava Bean Facts (Spanish: Habas)

A serving of fava beans packs 106% of the daily requirement of folates, important for preventing birth defects. Fava beans are also rich in iron, phosphorous, magnesium, and manganese. Fava beans, sometimes called horse beans or broad beans (español: habas) come from a species of flowering plant in the Fabaceae pea and bean family. It is widely cultivated as…

Cashew Facts (Spanish: Marañón)

Cashews (español: marañón) are commonly referred to as nuts, but they are really seeds, native to Brazil but grown in many other warm climates nowadays. They are rich in nutrients and are reported to help with weight loss, blood sugar control, and a healthy heart.