Tu B’Shevat, from Apricots to Zinc
Tu B’Shevat, the New Year of Trees, will fall on February 11 this year.
Raisins are particularly rich in iron and fiber and feature good reserves of potassium, phytonutrients and antioxidants.
Almonds are rich in antioxidants, including Vitamin E, and have significant antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties, dietary fiber, potassium and manganese.
Dried apricots are high in fiber and a source of natural sugar with a low glycemic index. They also possess high levels of potassium and Vitamin A.
Cashews have more copper than most nuts, aiding in the production of hemoglobin, collagen and elastin. Studies also suggest that cashews help control blood sugar.
Dates are very high in fiber, have been shown to lower triglyceride levels and are relatively low on the glycemic index despite being particularly sweet.
Dried figs contain more calcium than most fruits, are high in fiber and feature significant levels of potassium and iron.
Prunes are notoriously high in fiber, may improve bone mineral density by reversing and preventing bone loss and are relatively low on the glycemic index.