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.
Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.
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.
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*High in = 30% or more of RI (reference intake) per 100g
*Source of = 15% or more of RI (reference intake) per 100g
For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight. Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.