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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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PEGGY, walton, kansas January 24, 2013
“WOWEE they aren't kidding when they say these are the absolute BEST I am a fig and date LOVER and I have Never had fresher more richly flavorful figs and dates. My mother and I just couldn't believe the nectar of these wonderful fruits they have brought to their absolute fullest flavor,texture sweetness,and size. I now dole them out in order for them to last longer. Thank-you ever so much for you product. Simply We Love them Peggy Taylor ”
Milt, Jimette and Joe, linn creek, mo December 7, 2012
“Hey you bunch of nuts,
our package just arrived (we're first time customers). YOU RUINED OUR STEAK DINNER TONIGHT!!! After opening the mission figs, mint malted milk balls and the free apricots you through in...we're stuffed. My wife and son love malted milk balls and son love mint also. Per those two...best they've ever had. I'm Sicilian on both sides of my family. I grow 5 different types of fig trees but needed dried ones for our annual Christmas fig cookies. WOW...in 50 years of buying dried figs for our holiday cookies...these are the best ever. I'm making those cookies early because the figs will all be gone in a few days if I don't. When I get the cookies completed, I'll send a vacuum packed bag to you and the rest of you bunch of nuts. If you like them, I'll send the recipe for your use or publication. Boy, those ribeye steaks sure looked good before your package so untimely arrived. Happy Holidays to all from a new satisfied customer...”
Al, California November 14, 2012
“Just received the figs - coudn't wait to open - when I did there were those yummy figs - nice and plump and tasty - thanks”
Patti, Westminster, MD November 13, 2012
“Super speedy delivery! Will enjoy making Christmas goodies with the Mission figs!”
Karen, Hudson, WI August 11, 2012
“The black mission figs are excellent. I stopped buying them in the stores as they are often dried out, these are moist and delicious!”
Craig July 6, 2012
“The misson figs are great!!! they are just the right snack and not too much for my diabetes, good fiber and helps the sweet tooth, oh, and the price was right as well!! Thanks!!”
T.K. Davis, Crossville, Alabama June 11, 2012
“The figs are delicious! I had to hide them from the rest of the family just to save a few for myself. And thanks for the apricots. they are great!
Maureen, Waldorf, MD May 31, 2012
“Just let me say, I received my package of goodies so fast. It seems like I placed my order, turned around and here it is. Fig Jam is delish...
The Figs are awesome.....Thanks so much...”
Marie, Allentown, Pa May 12, 2012
“I stumbled upon your website while searching for figs. I was pleasantly surprised with your inventory. My shipment arrived quickly. My husband and I laughed and totally enjoyed the packaging! The products were extremely fresh and delicious. I will certainly reorder through your company and tell my friends and family about your company.”
Patricia, Cincinnati, Iowa December 9, 2011
“I just received my package, thank you! The figs are AMAZING! Living in southern Iowa it is almost impossible to get fresh figs but these are close. Without a doubt, they are the best dried fig I have ever tasted, thank you. And the chia seeds, what a treat! I had no idea healthy could taste so good. Thanks for the tasty stuff, the prompt delivery and the very careful packaging. You will be seeing more of me!”
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Anish, Delaware, OH August 30, 2014
“Moist and delicious. Great service.”
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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