Dried figs are rounded in such a way that the stem and pores are on top of each other while being arranged side by side or on top of each other.
About Dried Figs
Fig is a fruit that grows on trees. The fig tree has been cultivated since ancient times and the trees are also used ornamental purposes. Fig trees grow in dry and sunny places, and it is native to the Aegean, Mediterranean and Middle East.
It has a place even in holy scripture with its meaty fruit and honey like flavour. It has managed to become one of the most loved fruits throughout human history and it is one of the most popular imported dried fruits of all time.
The homeland of the fig is Turkey, from where it spread to Syria, Palestine and then to the Middle East. Figs are a fruits that require special fertilization and distinctive drying conditions. Therefore, the places where it grows are limited.
Turkey has been the World’s largest fig producer for many years. One in four figs grown in the world reaches the tables from a territory of Turkey. Aydın is the fig centre of Turkey, which is likened to a city where “oil (fat) flows from the mountains and honey flows from the plains”. Aydın which covers about 60 percent of the production is followed by Izmir and Bursa.
Figs are both a beneficial and delicious fruit. The flavour of sweet and ripe figs is extraordinary. Figs have a seedy structure and these seeds add a crispy flavour to the fruits.
Typically, 100g of dried figs include:
- 217 kcal energy
- 138 mg Calcium
- 163 mg Phosphor
- 2 mg Iron
- 5 mg Magnesium
- 073 mg vitamin B1
- It has 0.072 mg of vitamin B2.
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