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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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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!”
Aleathe, Arizona April 17, 2013
“As always, your items are fresh and delicious. Wouldn't consider ordering from any other place.”
Virginia March 11, 2013
“This is my second order from the "Nuts" family, but not the last. I've ordered the dried figs to make homemade Fig Newtons, and will never buy store bought again! I cannot believe how fresh and delicious and how perfectly satisfying these figs are! Nothing like the little dried up, super sugary figs from the grocery store. I also ordered the malted milk balls (one of my weaknesses), and OMG...heavenly. But why oh WHY did you send me free date samples? Now I'm hooked on those too and will be ordering them soon for not just me, but my mom too who LOVES dates. I'm sure these will be the only ones she'll ever eat again after she puts the first one in her mouth. Thank you so much for caring about the quality of the products you offer, and for being such great folks to do business with. I'm spreading the word...”
Donnie, Pensacola, FL March 2, 2013
“My mission dried figs were delivered quickly. And thanks for the free Turkish figs sample. They were all great. Will check your website for more to buy.”
Natalee, charlotte, NC March 1, 2013
“Shipping was fast as usual. I want to talk about those mission figs, never in my life has flavor exploded so vibrantly in my mouth. I love that the dried figs have no added sugar. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same with those dried mango's. I love Nuts.com because the food seems less processed. It would be wonderful if you could offer no sugar added dried fruit like the mission figs! The energy squares are like little treasure treats that I tuck away in my drawer, absolutely yummy. Dried apples, again, much applaud for no added sugar, the texture and taste is like living with Adam and Eve in Genesis. Overall I love my order, and hope you have more "no sugar added" dried fruits in the future. ”
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Heidi, Huntersville, NC September 7, 2014
“A few looked a little squished. They all taste good though”
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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