Fig Facts for Fun

There seems to be a designated day for everything and today is National Fig Newton Day! Growing up this was my favorite “cookie”. I am pretty sure my grandparents convinced me they were cookies for some random “health” reason. -WF, News Director/Basin Radio
Did you know these fun facts?
Until the late 19th century, many doctors believed that most illnesses
were related to digestion problems and recommended a daily intake of biscuits and fruit.
In 1891 an American baker invented and then patented a machine that inserted that odd fig paste into a thick pastry dough. Fig Newtons carry the namesake of Newton, Massachusetts; which is near the home of Kennedy Biscuit Works (forerunner to Nabisco).    

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