Turkey is the biggest dried fig producer and exporter in the world. Approximately 2/3 of the world’s dried fig production and 3/4 of the world’s fig exports come from Turkey. Figs were cultivated in their motherland Anatolia in the years of 3000-2000 B.C. and they were spread through the Mediterranean from Anatolia within time. Turkish dried figs are grown under natural conditions and harvested and sun dried on racks under controlled conditions. Figs were a staple food for the Romans.
Figs are one of the highest plant sources of fibre and calcium. Figs also contain:
- high levels of fibre, magnesium, iron (non-heme), copper, manganese, potassium, calcium and phosphorus.
- more antioxidants than apricots, cranberries, dates, raisins and plums.
- some B vitamins.
Figs are a great energy food and can be soaked in water for better digestion. Organic dried figs make delicious lunch box treats and are great for cooking.
Organic dried figs are available in three sizes:
- 200 gram snack pack
- 500 gram bag
- 1 kg bag
To complement our range of organic nuts and dried fruits, you can now purchase Organic Dried Figs at the Garden Shed and Pantry or at the Cygnet Market. We also sell the famous, worlds best almonds, Johnston Almonds and local hazelnuts.