Delicious, sweet fig fruit is one of the popular fruits enjoyed. Fig is rich in natural health benefiting phyto-nutrients, anti-oxidants and vitamins. Completely developed and ripe fig features bell or pear shape with succulent juicy flesh inside. Dried figs, are highly concentrated source of minerals and vitamins.
Dried figs offered by Naturizon are dried naturally without the use of chemicals or machineries. The Figs are run through natural strings to help dry them quicker while maintaining a soft texture in the middle of the figs.
The strings used are hand woven by farmers using natural herb from the region that poses anti-bacterial characteristics, and the strings assist to maintain the bright color of the figs for a longer period of time.
When selecting dried figs avoid overtly soft, bruised, fungus inflicted fruits. Similarly unripe green fruits as they
Dried tart cherries keep well when stored in airtight containers and placed away from moisture, humidity, sunlight and high temperature. It is recommended to be stored inside the refrigerator. Dried figs can stay for 6-8 months if stored correctly.
Figs must be allowed to ripe completely on the tree itself before picking. They can be enjoyed fresh, and after sun or artificial drying.
To eat fresh fruits, wash them in cold water, mop them dry gently using soft cloth or tissue. One may eat fresh-figs whole, or peeled. If taken out from the cold storage, place in a bowl of water to bring them back to normal room temperature which enriches their taste and flavor.
Here are some serving tips:
Fig leaves and un-ripe fruits produce white latex, which when come in contact with body parts can penetrate skin causing burning discomfort. Fig latex contains several compounds like furocoumarins, 5-methoxypsoralen (5-MOP)…etc, which can elicit cell-mediated allergic-reactions. If left untreated, it might lead to severe allergic eruptions on the exposed parts.
In some sensitive people, eating fig fruit may also elicit allergic reactions ranging from vomiting, diarrhea, and itching of skin and mucus membranes. It is therefore, people with history of allergy to figs may be advised to avoid eating them. (Medical disclaimer).