Figs…not the most common fruit out there, yet we hear about it all the time. What exactly are they? Those puny, yet magical seeds that you see may be just the key ingredient to the optimal gut health!
Let’s FIGure out what they are.
Resembling a teardrop, figs are fruits of the ficus tree (part of the mulberry family) and are often enjoyed fresh or dried. These unique fruits are filled with edible seeds, explaining it’s lightly crunchy texture. Figs are also known for their natural sweetness - before sugar became popular, figs were commonly used to sweeten desserts.
Extremely versatile, figs go perfectly with cheese, warm spices, meat or however else you enjoy using dried fruit. With its honeyed flavour, figs can also be incorporated to your favourite recipes - in granola bars, cakes, or even salads!
What’s so great about figs?
Don’t belittle this lil’ fruit. Packed with health benefits, one of its superpowers include promoting digestive and heart health! Figs are high in fiber and serve as an excellent source of prebiotic - or food for the healthy bacteria populating your gut - thus preventing digestive issues like bloating and indigestion. Apart from resetting your gut, figs promote healthy skin, improve bone strength and decrease your risk of heart disease by improving blood pressure and blood fat levels!
Enter...Fig & Chai Granola!
The health benefits of figs were just too good to miss. So we’ve come up with this NEW granola - Fig & Chai! This is no ordinary granola: powered with natural prebiotics, chicory root fibre, and sweet organic figs to promote growth of healthy gut bacteria! Topped with earthy almonds, crunchy coconut chips and coated in a fragrant chai spice blend of cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and turmeric.
At AG, we believe a wholesome breakfast is the most important meal of the day to provide you with the energy you need to conquer your day. Enjoy Fig & Chai Granola with our flavourful Goodness Bowls and all-natural Nut Butters - the perfect way to start your morning! Alternatively, get creative and by incorporate them into your bakes, salads, or even smoothies!