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Organic Dried Figs
Buy online organic dried figs with no added sugar – containing only natural sugar.
Our dried organic figs are grown with care and attention, respecting our supply chain and the values in which we believe: respect for people and for the planet.
You can buy dried organic figs in packs that are ideal for true dried fruit lovers. Our analyses have shown that 100 g of dried organic figs contain:
- 804 mg of Potassium, equivalent to 40% of NRV (Nutrient Reference Value);
- 0.33 mg of Copper, equivalent to 33% of NRV
- 0.57 mg of Manganese, equivalent to 29% of NRV.
Ingredients: organic figs. May contain traces of PEANUTS and other NUTS.
Format: 1 kg
Organic dried figs
- Organic product
- Grown in optimal climate conditions
- Slow drying process
|Ingredients||Organic figs. May contain traces of PEANUTS and other NUTS.|
|Storage requirements||Store in a cool, dry place|
|Organic||IT-BIO-009; Non-EU Agriculture;|
|Energy||1213 kJ / 287 kcal|
|of which saturates||0.3 g|
|of which sugars||56 g|
|Copper||0.33 mg (33% NRV*)|
|Manganese||0.57 mg (29% NRV*)|
|Potassium||804 mg (40% NRV*)|
|Source||Euro Company analysis|
|Recommendations||The advice provided SHOULD IN NO WAY BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE OR PRESCRIPTION. The information provided shall be considered for informative and educational purposes only, it is not intended to replace medical advice. In case of a medical condition, always consult your doctor.|
|Nutrients||Copper, Manganese, Potassium|
|*NRV: Nutrient Reference Value||*Nutrient Reference Value|
|Label and packaging||The images are for illustrative purposes only, the product may be subject to changes depending on stock availability and selected weight.|
The fig tree in Turkey is grown in five regions: Aydin, Izmir, Bursa, Adana and Icel. The Aegean Sea area (Ayddin and Ismir regions) alone groups more than 2/3 of the figs cultivated in Turkey. Most of the Turkish figs belong to the Sari Lop variety alone, whose fruits are almost exclusively intended for drying.
This variety was introduced many years ago in the United States, where it took the name Calimyrna. The climatic conditions in the Turkish basin of production are absolutely favourable both during summer (July-September) for the development of the fruit and its ripening and during the drying period. The other variety grown in Turkey, whose fruit is intended for consumption in the fresh state, is Bursa Siyahi.
The Sari Lop variety is obtained by caprification. The plant is vigorous and the leaves are penta lobed, while the fruits are large and flattened, yellowish with thin skin, fleshy, very sweet taste with a pleasant aroma of hazelnut. In Izmir the classifiers divide the figs into 6 classes: Susme: extra quality; Elerne: excellent quality; Patchal 1a and 2a; Natural: figs for industry; Hordas: waste figs for coffee surrogates.
The fig tree (Ficus Carica L.) is a plant of ancient origins, coming from the Middle East. The specific epithet 'Carica' refers to its origins, which can be traced back to Caria, a region of Asia Minor. Evidence of its cultivation was already visible in the first agricultural civilizations of Mesopotamia, Palestine and Egypt, from where it later spread throughout the Mediterranean Sea basin. Even though by definition it is called the Mediterranean Fig, the fig is also considered historically originating from and common to the Caucasus and the Black Sea regions. Only after the discovery of America did the fig spread to that continent, and following contacts with the East it spread to China and Japan.
The fig is part of the Moraceae family which includes about 1500 species, most of which are woody plants, although it does also contain some herbaceous and creeping plants. The species in this family produce latex. There are two subspecies of the Genus Ficus carica L.: Ficus carica sativa (domestic fig) and Ficus carica caprificus (caprific or wild). The Ficus carica L. is the most Nordic species of the genus; the tree in its natural state lives, on average, 50–90 years. It can reach 10–12 m in height, but in specialized farming it is kept within 3–4 m. In its wild state, its shape can be shrubby, while its grown form is arboreal.
The cultivation of fig trees has developed in different parts of the planet, but of course only significantly in climate districts similar to the hot and arid Mediterranean environment. In the Mediterranean basin, we have important cultivation areas in Italy, Turkey, Greece, Algeria, Spain, Libya, Morocco, Egypt, Palestine, France. Other major producing countries are Portugal, Syria, Russia, Arabia, India, Japan, California, Argentina, Australia. The Italian regions most dedicated to its production are Puglia, Campania and Calabria. Abruzzo, Sicily and Lazio are also major producers.
According to our analyses, 100 g of dried organic figs contain:
- Potassium (804 mg – 40% of NRV)
- Copper (0.33 mg – 33% of NRV)
- Manganese (0.57 mg – 29% of NRV)
Affordable price means to us offering our client dried organic figs with no added sugar – containing only natural sugar - that everyone can enjoy.
We want, on the one hand, to place the proper value on raw materials in order to obtain a quality product by offering 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 we can.
Not only that: by choosing large packs of dried organic figs you are also contributing to the reduction in the use of plastic.
You can store dried organic figs in cool. dry places away from heat and moisture. Here are 4 useful tips:
- The best way to store dried organic figs is in a refrigerated environment. Nuturally dried organic figs 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 organic figs 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 is fundamental for 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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