Mini Dried Figs get their name from the unique and special characteristic of this this variety of figs. This variety of Figs is also referred to as “Shirazi Figs” as the main cultivation area for this variety of fig is located in Shiraz province of Iran.
The unique characteristic that sets this type of Fig apart from its other counter parts is the blooming shape of the figs when they start to get ripe. This product is naturally dried without the use of any chemicals or additives.
Delicious, sweet fig fruit is one of the popular fruits enjoyed. Fig is rich in natural health benefiting phyto-nutrients, anti-oxidants and vitamins. Dried figs, are highly concentrated source of minerals and vitamins.
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When selecting dried figs avoid overtly soft, bruised, fungus inflicted fruits. Similarly unripe green fruits as they
Store 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).