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Dried mission figs are a bit smaller and sweeter than the Calimyrna variety. Also known as Black mission figs, they have a deep purple skin that appears black when dried, and a slight pinkish hue on the inside. The name “mission figs” comes from the Franciscan missionaries who planted them throughout California in the late 18th century. Mission figs are an excellent source of fiber, potassium, and other minerals.
Health Benefits of Mission Figs
Mission figs are an excellent source of dietary fiber in both soluble and insoluble forms. A single serving of these delicious fruits provides 20 percent of the average person’s daily value for dietary fiber. As a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber, mission figs offer many health benefits. The soluble fiber content helps lower LDL “bad” cholesterol levels and regulate blood sugar, while insoluble fiber keeps the digestive tract running smoothly. Fiber also slows the digestion of carbohydrates in the body, supporting the absorption of other key nutrients.
Chock-full of minerals like potassium, calcium, and iron, mission figs are a healthy treat all around. Potassium aids heart function by helping the heart beat normally, and regulates high blood pressure by keeping sodium levels in check. As a good source of calcium, mission figs provide a nutrient that promotes strong bones and teeth. Calcium needs to be obtained daily since our bodies do not produce it naturally. Mission figs are also high in iron, which helps the body form hemoglobin so that cells have enough oxygen to function.
Ways to Enjoy Mission Figs
A serving of mission figs is one of the healthiest ways to satisfy a sweet craving. We love enjoying this delicious dried fruit on its own, as well as adding it to some of our favorite recipes. The next time you’re entertaining guests, we recommend serving dried mission figs with other dried fruits, nuts, and cheese for an enticing appetizer platter. Try chopping a few figs and tossing them over salads and pastas. They’ll add a pleasant flavor and texture to your dishes. Mission figs are also delicious in baked treats such as breads, muffins, and scones.
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Cecelia, Crivitz, Wisconsin April 8, 2014
“I finally opened a bag of figs, and it was like eating candy. These are the best ever!!!”
Harrison, Brooks, Maine March 20, 2014
“I would like to start off my review by saying wow! I am supper impressed how fast my order arrived. I live in the back woods of Maine and my order was here in three days! Which is fast considering they still use horse and buggy out here (lol). The figs I ordered are excellent! I ordered 4 pounds of Mission and 4 pounds of Turkish, and my only regret is not ordering more. Now on to the papaya, thick juicy slices that make my mouth water thing about them. The goji berry sample I ordered was larger than expected, with whole dried berries not crushed pieces. The box and packing are very cute and make me want to leave them out on the counter for guest to look at. All the way around I could not be any happier!! Thanks for taking the time to make my family and I happy happy happy!!!”
Virginia, White Oak, Pennsylvania February 6, 2014
“I never do these testimonials. But I just have to this time. I think I seen you guys on Sharks if it was not you Oh well You get me as a customer, I went just buy nuts.com. I seen it was family run business I love the small business. I am so freaking happy I did. The sample Idea made me come back after my 1st order. I have not spent a ton, (Ya know the Budget).. Your products rock. The best dates I have ever had in my life. Hands done the best Mission Figs ever California is a close 2nd. I have to say I am so pleased you have won a customer for life. I could not wait for my 2nd box to show up. I so wanted it before work. It did not come but it was still there when you said it would be very prompt. Your company is helping me with my stride to healthy, Again Thank you for the sample program. You can add more items anytime.... :)
Ps. I wish you had dried fruits that did not have added sugar. I am trying to cut out sugars especially processed sugars.. They are so hard to find without added sugar
Thank you again”
vicki, HOWELL, Michigan January 27, 2014
“WOW, these beat anything that i can find in any type of store. They are very moist and full of flavor. Ate half the bag the day i got them. Good thing there are a lot in a bag. Will definitely get more.”
Jeff and Donna Wadel, Rich Hill, MO January 7, 2014
“Dear 'Nuts', I had searched everywhere looking for the really GOOD cinnamon bears, and found your website. After browsing around, I ended up with a 5 lb bag of bears AND 6 other items as well! We received our package yesterday and it didn't take long for everything to be opened and sampled! The bears were exactly what I was looking for, the figs were fantastic and the prunes so fresh my husband asked why I didn't get a 5 lb bag of those too! I was also happily surprised with the sample of cacao nibs! Your packaging is not to be overlooked either, you can't help but smile looking at it! Needless to say, I WILL be back again and again! Thank you!”
marion, downers grove, il November 7, 2013
“great tasting mission figs & apricots going to use them in a compote should be great. I was so happy with the delivery time I order more items. Thanks”
Suzanne, Elgin, IL October 23, 2013
“Received my mission figs & Chocolate candy. everything was delicious. My husband loved the salted caramels. Delivery was fast. Will definitely order again.”
Diane, Baltimore, MD August 20, 2013
“LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the figs!!! They are the best we've ever eaten. Will try the Italian coffee tomorrow morning. Also love your very creative packaging!”
David, Apollo Beach, Florida August 2, 2013
“Recently purchased several of your products and so far am very impressed. The packaging is memorable and well designed for maintaining freshness and re-use. The macadamia nuts are excellent and very large. The mission figs are very moist and flavorful. ”
Michael, Ellijay, Georgia June 8, 2013
“Nice, moist figs. Love them. Be ordering again with quick delivery!”
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david lorenzen, wellsville, ks April 24, 2014
“Your figs are great. Very fresh. Will definitely order again.”
Serving Size 50g (~1.8 oz.)
(Approx. 9.1 Servings/Pound)
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Mission Figs.***STORE UNOPENED AND OPENED BAGS UNDER REFRIGERATION UPON RECEIVING***
Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and milk products.
Approximately 55 pieces per pound.
Store open or closed under refrigeration for up to 1 year. This item can be frozen.
Country of Origin: United States
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