Organic Dried Turkish Figs
Our organic dried turkish figs are a good source of calcium, which can ward off osteoporosis as well as other health issues. You won't find a better plant source of calcium than figs. One ounce of dried figs has 3 grams of fiber.
You can use dried figs anywhere you would normally use a date, whether it be in raw desserts, smoothies, dried granola bars, raw energy bites or however else you enjoy using dried fruit. Since figs hold moisture in baked goods, pureed figs can be used as a fat substitute in recipes. Use half the amount of fig puree as you would use butter or oil.
What is the difference between Turkish, Mission & Conadria Figs?
- Brown Turkish figs have brownish-dark purple skin when fresh, a milder flavor than other figs, and are noticeably less sweet than the similar-looking Black Mission figs. Inside, they tend to be a paler pink than other figs.
- Black Mission figs are extremely sweet (sometimes they even ooze a bit of syrup). Despite their name, they aren't really black, more of an insanely deep blue-purple that is gorgeous in its own right when fresh. Inside they are beautifully pink. Their insane sweetness makes them perfect for serving plain or with yogurt or tangy fresh cheese for dessert.
- Conadria figs are a very large yellow fig with high sugar content. Some are so big they can set snugly in a tea cup when fresh. Flesh is a strawberry red with a green skin when fresh. They have a mild sweet flavor and resist have an excellent shelf life.
- Nothing beats vacuum sealing for freshness.
- Store below 15°C and < 65% humidity.
- Store in the dark as light degrades flavors.
- Mason jars make great storage containers.
- Can be frozen to prolong shelf life.