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Afghani Fig 5Lb

$62.99
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AF5Lb2268gm
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Rose Afghani Fig 5Lb

Figs are not only the main ingredient in a very popular cookie, the fig bar, but are a culinary delicacy par excellence. Part of the wonder of the fig comes from its unique taste and texture. Figs are lusciously sweet and feature a complex texture that combines the chewiness of their flesh, the smoothness of their skin, and the crunchiness of their seeds. In addition, since fresh figs are so delicate and perishable, some of their mystique comes from their relative rarity. Because of this, the majority of figs are dried, either by exposure to sunlight or through an artificial process, creating a sweet and nutritious dried fruit that can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Figs grow on the Ficus tree (Ficus carica), which is a member of the Mulberry family. They are unique in that they have an opening, called the "ostiole" or "eye," which is not connected to the tree, but which helps the fruit's development, aiding it in communication with the environment.

Thought to be the sweetest fruit, figs are also one of the oldest fruits recognized by man. It's no wonder the fig has been enjoyed for centuries. Figs grow on the Ficus tree, which is a member of the Mulberry family. They are unique in that they have an opening, called the "ostiole" or "eye," which is not connected to the tree. Figs range dramatically in color and subtly in texture depending upon the variety. A fig occupies a high position among fruits. The majority of figs are dried, either by exposure to sunlight or through an artificial process, creating a sweet and nutritious dried fruit that can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Culinary Uses

  • Before eating or cooking figs, wash them under cool water and then gently remove the stem. Gently wipe dry. The skin of the dried fig being tough, the soaked fig is easy to digest.
  • Dried figs can simply be eaten, used in a recipe as is, or simmered for several minutes in water or fruit juice to make them plumper and juicier. This can be topped on ice cream, yoghurt or desserts.
  • Dried figs can be used interchangeably with prunes, dried apricots, and dates in most recipes.
  • When chopping dried figs by hand with knife or scissors, dip cutting implement into warm water occasionally to prevent sticking. When chopping in a food processor, add some of the sugar called for in the recipe to prevent fruit from sticking.
  • If dried figs seem hard or too dry, they can be soaked, steamed or poached to restore moisture.
  • To separate dried figs that are stuck together, pop them in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds.
  • When preparing oatmeal or any other whole grain breakfast porridge, add some dried figs.
  • Figs are used as a sweetener. Hence often used for cakes, pudding, custards or jams.
  • Its sweet, delicious flesh, long used as a sweetener before the advent of refined sugars, enhances both savory dishes and desserts.
  • Figs are not only the main ingredient in a very popular cookie, the fig bar, but are a culinary delicacy par excellence.

Health Benefits:

  • High in potassium, iron, fiber and calcium
  • Figs are also used for medicinal purposes as a diuretic and laxative.
  • Excellent remedy for Piles. 2 or 3 dried figs soaked in hot water overnight, taken early morning works best.
  • Gives comfort to people suffering from Asthma

Manufactured By:
Best Foods inc.

Country of Origin: Product of USA

Product Weight: 5 LBS (2.26 KG)

Storage Instructions: Keep in Cool & Dry Place

Package: Packet

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