Yupik’s Turkish Figs come stacked in 250 g packages. Figs are dried, tightly packed, bulbous fruits without the addition of oil, fat, or sugar! Nutty and sweet in flavor, figs are also chewy, dense, and seedy in texture. Dried figs are ideal for snacking, and for either baking or cooking applications. Conveniently pack portion controlled baggie’s to store your car, backpack, and desk with this healthy and delicious snack!
HEALTH BENEFITS: The 411 on figs!
Not only are figs naturally sweet and delicious, they are also packed with nutrition! Here are some of the facts:
- Low in fat, low in calories
- Good source of fiber
- Contains calcium, iron, and protein
- Low in carbohydrates
- Natural sugars for boosts of energy
CULINARY TWIST: Tradition and innovation!
If you have Middle Eastern or Mediterranean roots, you remember your parents or grandparents pulling the blossom end off a dried fig and inserting an almond or walnut. You can recreate this tradition, or now begin it! The earthy flavors of nuts pair extraordinarily well with the nutty, honey and jam-like flavors of dried figs!
We like to turn up the volume up on classic, rich dishes that linger in the oven or on the stove top for hours. Add chopped dried figs to braised lamb, baked hams, pork chops, and even stuffing’s! Dried figs become moist when braised, stewed, or added to liquids, and add a decadent depth to long-cooking recipes!
Classically, figs can be added to grain dishes, cheese platters, granola, and other baked goods for a chewy, textured bite!
ABOUT FIGS: Did you know?
In Roman times, figs were considered restorative! They were believed to increase strength in the youth, and to make the elderly look younger and keep in better health.
HOW TO STORE YOUR FIGS: Preserve freshness!
Store in a cool, dry place for up to 12 months.