Organic Dried Figs

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

From: £3.47

(£3.47 inc. VAT)

Description

Organic Lerida Dried Figs are a delicious dense fruit for trail mix.

Organic dried  figs are a delicious gooey snack full of flavour.  If you remember eating fig rolls as a child these healthy snacks will transport you back there in a moment without any need for added sugar. Nutrient dense and full of flavour, figs are a great addition to sweet and savoury recipes.

These dried figs are from the common fig tree which is part of the mulberry family.  Figs are native to Asia where they have been grown and cultivated for centuries but they will happily grow in Europe in a sunny spot.

You can try your hand at making your own version of fig rolls by trying tray bakes or giving fig and olive tapenade a try as a gourmet starter.  Dried Figs are a source of calcium and magnesium which are both needed for the maintenance of healthy bones.  This makes them a great option for vegan diets.

Origin: Turkey

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.

Nutritional Information

The Nutritional Benefits of Organic Figs.

Organic dried figs are a source of vitamin K, calcium and magnesium, potassium, copper and manganese.

Manganese: This vital nutrient contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, formation of connective tissue and the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Vitamin K: This nutrient is needed for the normal maintenance of bones and blood clotting.

Calcium: It is a common myth that we need to eat dairy to get an adequate calcium intake and many plant based foods boast high levels of it.

Magnesium: This wonderful nutrient is often referred to as natures tranquilliser.  It is necessary for the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and electrolyte balance.  It is also needed for normal nervous system and muscle function.

Potassium: This essential nutrient contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system, muscle function and the normal maintenance of blood pressure.

Copper: This trace mineral is needed to protect cells from oxidative stress and for normal function of the immune system.  It also contributes to normal connective tissue and functioning of the nervous system.

Typical Nutrient Values Per 100g:
Energy 1043kj/249kcal
Fat 0.9g
of which saturates 0.1
Carbohydrate 63.9g
of which sugars 47.9g
Fibre 9.8g
Protein 3.3g
Salt 10.0mg
Typical Vitamin/Mineral Values Per 100g:
Vitamin K 15.6mg 19% RI
Calcium 162mg 16% RI
Magnesium 68.0mg 17% RI
Potassium 680mg 19% RI
Manganese 0.5mg 26% RI

*High in = 30% or more of RI (reference intake) per 100g

*Source of = 15% or more of RI (reference intake) per 100g

2 reviews for Organic Dried Figs

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lucy (verified owner)

    The flavour and texture of these figs are wonderful. They’re just like the figs I used to buy in Greece and can never find here. The taste is very subtle but complex. I had to stop myself eating the whole bag.

    • Forest Whole Foods

      Thanks Lucy! Glad you are enjoying them.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pavlina (verified owner)

    Delicious figs, for very good price. Fruity and good texture

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Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

Family Tip:

  1. We love dried figs chopped up in porridge and their consistency adds a chewy texture.
  2. These figs go really well chopped in salad with walnuts and rocket.