Tried something new! Dried Mission Figs which taste just as good, or even better than my childhood favorite – Fig Newtons. Dried figs are healthier than Fig Newtons of course but I try not to eat too many of them because they do have 20g of natural sugar per serving and, unfortunately, one serving is only 3 pieces!
Figgy photo above found in this cool blog.
While eating the Figs I am reminded of the time when Jesus made a fig tree (that had no figs) wither away just by saying, “Dry up you figless creature!” Or something like that.
So with every fig I pop in my mouth, I remember that Jesus isn’t down with fruitlessness; I can’t be like that Fig Tree with no fruit for Jesus or else I’ll end up looking as dehydrated as a prune!
But back to these dark, yummy figs I found…
Mission Figs are high quality figs grown in the warmer areas of the US. They are alternatively known as Franciscana Figs because they were first introduced by Franciscan missionaries to the USA (before it became the USA) in 1768. The good ole padres planted them in San Diego and up the California coast.
Its my first time to try Mission Figs and they do not disappoint! Although they are costly (I got this bag for P319.50 at Healthy Options) they’re healthy as long as you don’t eat the whole bag in one sitting. That would indeed be a fruitless endeavor for a sugar-sensitive person like me!