healthy desserts

National Fig Newton Day!

Today is National Fig Newton Day!

A Fig Newton is a soft cookie filled with fig jam. A machine invented in 1891 made the mass production of Fig Newtons possible. James Henry Mitchell invented a machine which worked like a funnel within a funnel; the inside funnel supplied jam, while the outside funnel pumped out the dough, this produced an endless length of filled cookie, that was then cut into smaller pieces. The Kennedy Biscuit Works used Mitchell's invention to mass-produce the first Fig Newton Cookies in 1891.

Figs sweetened all types of dessert before widespread use of sugar, and still appear as the main ingredient in popular holiday dishes. High in potassium, iron, fiber, and plant calcium, figs are also used for medicinal purposes as a diuretic and laxative.

Today we paired these vegan Fig Newtons with Maple Paradise Icing!!

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