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Essential Pantry Organic Dried Mission Figs

1 pound bag - California

Dried figs have more nutritional and medicinal value than the fresh version. Protein, calcium, thiamin, riboflavin, potassium, iron, and carbs make up the good stuff -- but lest we even dare to forget the fibrous material. Plus, the process of drying the figs concentrates the fig's flavor. The result? "They taste like candy!" Yes, friend, they certainly do.

What's clear and important is that figs have been an important food group for a thousand years at least. In the ancient civilizations of China and Greece, figs were revered for their health benefits. They were used to help grow larger muscles, increase genetic potency, and even to ward off disease! (These facts have not been checked)

The Mission Fig

The Mission Fig was first introduced to (what is now known as) the United States by the Spaniards in 1768. In the 19th century, Franciscan missionaries planted figs at the mission in San Diego. The fig then travelled north with the Franciscan missionaries, as they continued to plant them up the California coast.

Black Mission figs are a dark skinned fig with a strawberry colored interior. California is now the third biggest producer of figs in the world - although Black Mission is not the dominant variety. Fresh Black Mission figs are only available from June through September, however dried ones are available year round. And there is considerable research that shows that dried figs are even more nutritious than fresh ones.

Storage

Dried figs will stay fresh for several months and can either be kept in a cool, dark place or stored in the refrigerator. They should be kept well wrapped so that they are not over exposed to air that may cause them to become hard or too dry.

Eat them in the morning, eat them at night, eat them all day and you will say, hooray!

 


 

THIS PRODUCT IS PACKAGED IN A FACILITY THAT ALSO HANDLES WHEAT FLOUR, SOY FLOUR, TREE NUTS, PEANUTS, CHOCOLATE (MILK), AND OTHER ALLERGENS