I have recently encountered a couple under-the-radar fruits that actually taste like a treat. These treats actually include nutritional value not often associated with such a word.
Let’s check them out.
Subtle Sweetness – Dried Fig
This bite-sized piece of fruit is one of the first plants cultivated by humans and was an endurance sports fuel source for early Ironman athletes. Nutritionally you will find included; Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Fiber, and natural sugars.
The taste is mild with a subtle sweetness that does not overpower. As with most dried fruit, the texture is chewy with an added crunch-crunch, as tiny edible seeds exist inside.
I recently found a nice big bag of Organic dried figs at Costco.
BAM! Sweetness – Dried Medjool Date
The dried Medjool date has been referred to as the “candy that grows on trees.” Once in your mouth, its sweet presence will be announced and is sure to satisfy most cravings. Nutritionally you will find included; Potassium, Magnesium, and fruit sugars.
This dried fruit has a smooth texture when eaten and will contain a single, long seed that must be discarded or else you may pay for it later.
The Medjool date has a much greater sweetness level as compared with the fig.
When only Chocolate will do
If chocolate is the only thing calling your name, consider a healthier chocolate. This could mean organic or a chocolate that leaves out the partially-hydrogenated oils, uses Vanilla (not Vanillin – artificial), and contains a short ingredient list of words you can pronounce.
Costco has a great assortment pack of French, Swiss, and Belgian chocolate squares that contain anywhere from 32-70% Cocoa.
These bite-sized squares are extremely tasty. The challenge is not to eat more than one or two.
Are there any uncommon healthier sweet treats stashed in your fridge or pantry?
Be active – Feel the buzz!
David – EnduranceBuzz.com
Posted on 30 Apr 2010
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