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Dried Figs Fichi di Cosenza PDO

Natural Dried Fruit

Buy online Dried Figs Fichi di Cosenza PDO with no added sugar - containing only natural sugar.

Our passion for dried fruit drives us to support Italian quality agriculture, thus selecting the best dried Italian figs.

We’ve selected for you the dried figs fichi di Cosenza PDO (Dottato variety), small-sized and sweet as honey. The dried figs fichi di Cosenza PDO, locally known as 'ficu siccati' or 'ficu janchi', have a characteristic teardrop shape and their skin is light golden in colour.

They’re grown and harvested by experienced hands in the southern Italian province of Cosenza (Calabria). The mild climate of this area allows for the figs to start drying on the tree – that’s why their quality is unparalleled.

You can buy the the dried figs fichi di Cosenza PDO in packs that are ideal for true dried fruit lovers.

Ingredients: figs.

Format: 500g

Origin: Italy

Reference: ECO02906
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fichi cosenza pdo

Dried Italian figs

  1. Fichi di Cosenza PDO
  2. Natural Italian figs (with no added sugar - containing only natural sugar)
  3. Taste sweet as honey, light golden skin
  4. Typical teardrop shape

Nutritional values

Ingredients Ingredients: figs.
Weight 500g
Storage requirements Store in a cool, dry place
Nutrition declaration average nutritional values per 100 g:
Energy 1249 kJ / 296 kcal
Fats 2,7 g
of which saturates 0 g
Carbohydrate 58 g
of which sugars 58 g
Fibre 13 g
Protein 3,5 g
Salt 0,22 g
Origin Italy
Label and packaging The images are for illustrative purposes only, the product may be subject to changes depending on stock availability and selected weight.
Product Figs

Curiosity

The dehydration process starts while the fresh fruits are still on the tree. The figs are then harvested and dried either with a traditional method (in direct sunlight) or in a protected environment (in greenhouses canopied with glass or other similarly transparent materials).

Natural dehydration process

Figs are left on the branches until they reach an advanced degree of wilting - that is accompanied by a change in colour from green to yellow with beige shades. While still on the tree, figs tend to bend on their stems and hang down. For these characteristics, they are locally referred to as 'passuluni'. The bent stems make it easier to harvest the fruits without damaging them. Harvesting is done manually between 10 August and 10 October. After that, the final stage of the drying process takes place over a period of 3 to 7 days, depending on the degree of ripeness of the figs and on the drying method that is used to obtain the dried figs (traditional or protected environment).

Traditional drying method

The figs are placed on a surface made of reeds (or of other food content materials permitted by law) that allows transpiration and, consequently, loss of water from the fruit. Figs are then dried in the sun for 3 to 7 days, based on their degree of ripeness. In the first 3 days, the figs need to be flipped at least twice a day to allow uniform drying.

Drying in protected environment

This method involves drying the fruits in greenhouses that are partially or fully enclosed, canopied with glass or other transparent materials. Adjustable openings help keeping the maximum temperature below 50°C for 5 days at the most. Furthermore, the openings must be fitted with insect nets. In the first 3 days, the figs need to be flipped at least twice a day to allow uniform drying.

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Disciplinare di produzione della Denominazione di Origine Protetta “Fichi di Cosenza”

History

The Dottato variety grown in the province of Cosenza provides an excellent dried product thanks to the natural environment that determines its quality.

The Cosenza fig quality has been historically renowned for centuries worldwide. Indeed, as early as 1864, it was recognised that 'Such is the sweetness of the fig and the beauty of the display in many municipalities, that it is more than ever convenient to the ripeness, sweetness and exquisiteness of the fruit' (Greco, 1864).

The PDO mark guarantees that the figs come from a specific geographical area - in this case the province of Cosenza in Calabria - and that they are grown and processed according to the rules of the product specification, thus enhancing local production, and promoting the tradition and culture linked to this fruit. Cosenza PDO figs can be eaten alone as a snack or used in various sweet and savoury recipes.

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Disciplinare di produzione della Denominazione di Origine Protetta “Fichi di Cosenza”

Affordable price

Affordable price means to us offering our clients dried figs fichi di Cosenza PDO that everybody can enjoy.

We want, on the one hand, to place the proper value on raw materials in order to obtain a quality product by paying our farmers a fair price; on the other hand, we want to fulfil your needs when it comes to pricing.

We establish fair long-term relationships with our producers to avoid race-to-the-bottom pricing and that are based on trust as part of our efforts to offer you the finest and most natural product. Not only that: by choosing large packs of dried figs fichi di Cosenza PDO you are also contributing to the reduction in the use of plastic.

How much does 1 kg of dried figs fichi di Cosenza PDO cost?

The price per kg for dried figs fichi di Cosenza PDO depends on the dried fig quality, variety and origin. On Nuturally, we have selected the best dried figs fichi di Cosenza PDO with respect for our supply chain, farmers, and raw materials.

Best before

The products currently available expire on October 07, 2024.

Storage

You can store dried figs fichi di Cosenza PDO in cool, dry places away from heat and moisture. Here are 4 useful tips:

  • The best way to store dried figs fichi di Cosenza PDO is in a refrigerated environment. Nuturally dried figs fichi di Cosenza PDO can also be stored at room temperature during the winter season due to low temperatures. During summer, however, it is advisable to store the product in the refrigerator or in the coolest possible environment, as increased temperatures could encourage decay.
  • The ideal container for the storage of dried figs fichi di Cosenza PDO is glass. Indeed, because of its composition it is impervious to chemical agents and gases, and, as it has excellent insulation properties, it holds the initial temperature for longer than other materials. It is even better if the glass is coloured: using coloured glass blocks the entry of certain wavelengths of light (including ultraviolet), and thus certain nutritional and organoleptic characteristics remain unaltered.
  • The type of closure of the container is also important as an airtight cap ensures that the food is protected from excessive contact with oxygen that can lead to lipid oxidation and encourage the growth of aerobic bacteria.
  • The best kind of storage environment is one which is well ventilated because ventilating the premises keeps internal humidity under control, which otherwise could escape from windows, thereby guaranteeing the right balance to lessen the onset of mould.

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