Figs are a popular dried fruit that can be eaten both plain as a snack or used for cooking. Many Middle Eastern Countries have used dried and fresh figs as a natural sweetener for casseroles and tagines and still today they are used in this way, bringing a beautiful depth of flavour to these dishes.
Our Organic variety of Turkish figs are super sweet and delicious and run out the door…..literally!
Interesting Facts about Figs:
Sumerian stone tablets dating back to 2500 B.C. record the usage of figs.
Cooked figs were used as sweeteners in lieu of sugar in historical times, and this usage still continues today in North Africa and the Middle East.
The fig tree can live as long as 100 years and grow to 100 feet tall, although domestic trees are kept pruned to a height of about 16 feet.
Health Benefits about Figs:
Dried figs are one of the best fruit sources of calcium and for a super hit of the essential mineral, try dipping the dried fruit in tahini. Dried figs also provide huge levels of potassium plus are a source of iron, magnesium, phosphorus. These figs are also a great source of beneficial dietary fibre.
Country of Origin
Product of Turkey
Figs are a great natural source of the alkaline minerals calcium, potassium and magnesium and are also high in vitamin K, iron and fibre. Figs have also been used for medicinal purposes as a diuretic and laxative.
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|Nutritional Information – Turkish Dried Figs|
|Fat, Total (g)||56|
|– Fat, Saturated (g)||51|
|Carbohydrate, Total (g)||2.3|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||15|
*All measurements are approximate and should be used as a guide only. Affordable Wholefoods is not liable for any discrepancy.
100% organic Turkish figs.
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