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Ingredients Certified organic dried turkish figs
Allergens Packaged in the same facility as milk, peanuts, sesame, soy, tree nuts
Country of Origin Turkey

Delicious, sweet fig fruit is an enduringly popular fruit enjoyed since antiquity. Wild fig trees have been growing around the Mediterranean Sea, in Africa South and West Asia for a hundred million years. Around 11,000 years ago, people in West Asia began farming figs; in fact, figs may even pre-date wheat and barley in domestication.

Dried figs are amazingly healthy. They contain high levels of calcium and potassium and fiber and are rich in beneficial phytonutrients, antioxidants, and vitamins and dried figs, are a highly concentrated source of these minerals and vitamins. Happily, fig trees produce two crops each year.

Health Benefits

The health benefits of figs include its use as a treatment for diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, sexual dysfunction, constipation, and indigestion. It is also used as a quick and healthy way to gain weight back after suffering through an illness. Including organic figs in your diet provides a range of health benefits including:

  • Lower cholesterol: Pectin in figs is a soluble fiber, which mops up excess cholesterol. High fiber in your diet can prevent certain types of abdominal cancers and colon cancer
  • Heart Disease: Dried figs’ high levels of phenol, Omega-3, and Omega-6 reduce the incidence of coronary heart disease
  • Protection Against Breast Cancer: Fiber content can protect against some forms of breast cancer
  • Diabetes Sufferers: High fiber also helps reduce the insulin levels needed by diabetics. Figs are also high in Potassium, which helps manage sugar reducing that blood sugar spikes and troughs
  • Prevent Hypertension: Figs high potassium and low sodium levels, make a good defense against hypertension
  • Strengthens Bones: Figs calcium content strengthens bones, reducing osteoporosis risk while phosphorus, encourages bone formation and spurs re-growth

Key Nutrition Details

Organic figs are a great source of vitamins and minerals. A daily snack of 100 grams (about 3-4 figs) of contains the following nutrients (% Daily Recommended Intake):

Energy: 4%

Carbohydrates: 15%

Protein: 1.5%

Total Fat: 1%

Dietary Fiber: 7%

Folates: 1.5%

Niacin: 2.5%

Pantothenic acid: 6%

Pyridoxine: 9%

Riboflavin: 4%

Thiamin: 5%

Vitamin A: 5%

Vitamin C: 3%

Vitamin E: 1%

Vitamin K: 4%

Sodium: 0%

Potassium: 5%

Calcium: 3.5%

Copper: 8%

Iron: 5%

Magnesium: 4%

Manganese: 5.5%

Selenium: <1%

Zinc: 1%

Interesting Facts

The fig is thought to be indigenous to Western Asia and was introduced throughout the Mediterranean area. Evidence of figs has been found in archaeological excavations dating back 5,000 B.C. Here are some more fascinating facts about figs:

  • Fossilized figs have been found dating back to 9400-9200 B.C.
  • Are the sweetest of all fruits with a mighty 55 percent natural sugar level
  • Fig trees have no blossoms on their branches
  • Are thought to be the first domesticated food crop, dating back to the prehistoric era
  • Usually produce two crops per year
  • A fig is a cluster of tiny flowers and the actual fruit is the seeds.
  • Many varieties of fig don’t require pollination, although fig wasps pollinate them in the wild
  • Figs love hot, dry Mediterranean type climates like Turkey, Morocco, Greece, Egypt, Iran, and Algeria
  • Franciscan monks from the Mission San Diego introduced figs to California during the mid-18th century.
  • The Kennedy Biscuit Works in Massachusetts created Fig Newton’s in 1891

Storage Tips & Shelf Life

Most dried figs will last for up to a year beyond their "best by" date provided they are kept in a cool, dark position and can be frozen for up to two years if properly sealed.

How to Enjoy

Organic dried figs are delicious eaten just as they are. However, dried figs are also superb in a range of recipes:

  • Figs go well with other stone fruit, such as apricots, cherries, almonds, and plums
  • They can be rehydrated and added to cookies, cakes, and muffins or chopped and added to muesli, oatmeal, and granola
  • Added  to salads
  • Go well in pie and tart fillings and in desserts, crumbles, compotes, rice puddings, sorbets, gelato, ice cream, smoothies, and milkshakes
  • Figs are famously delicious in jams and in energy bars and trail mixes
Product Details
Ingredients Certified organic dried turkish figs
Allergens Packaged in the same facility as milk, peanuts, sesame, soy, tree nuts
Country of Origin Turkey

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