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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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Dianne, GLOUCESTER, MA November 5, 2011
“I bought the dried mission figs to make Fig Balsamic and just recently made it. Of course I nibbled on the figs , discovered how insanely "figgy" and moist they are, and was almost sorry I was going to puree them! So, I made a smaller batch than intended, just so I could eat some more figs! The delivery time is crazy, and the customer service is the best anywhere by any company!
Jennifer, Rock Hill, South Carolina October 29, 2011
“My first order arrived on time, in perfect condition, and WHAT a difference from grocery store quality! The mission figs, currants, and pitted dates were plump, moist, and marvelous flavor. Never again will I settle for the tired old stuff I used to have to include in my Christmas fruitcakes. I am thrilled to have found this website! ”
Yuliya, Champaign, il October 23, 2011
“very yummy! im so happy with the plump figs! i want to try out the sweeter turkish variety next time! yay. mission figs were delicious as well!”
Dave, Alta, Wyoming October 19, 2011
“I'll be ordering again. The Chia and Spirulina sound fantastically healthy, and the dried apples and black mission figs were fantastic. The Simply Bananas were a real treat - seems you can't easily find banana chips that aren't fried,and these were delicious. I might have to try more of the Simply products next time. Thanks for offering such a great product line!”
Jesse, Florissant, Mo July 16, 2011
“Arrived Today, sampled all and they are great.”
hannah, Ridley Park, PA July 15, 2011
“Your standards are excellent. Fast, delicious - even included a free sample. Thanks. You guys rock!”
Julie, Juneau, Ak May 24, 2011
“Oh My Goodness!! I just got my figs! Turkish, California & Mission. I have never had such delicious treats! You can't really call what we get in Alaska figs. Nuts Online has the best! ”
don, fairbanks, alaska May 12, 2011
“always product promised for agreed price, always prompt, always a pleasure”
Claudette, Grimsley, TN March 13, 2011
“Thanks for good service and on-time delivery. Thanks too, for the delicious free gift of Turkish figs - Oh, and also for you happy, nutty outlook. It's quite refreshing.”
Diana Khan, Houston, TX January 14, 2011
“I love my order! My husband had been after me to buy some figs from this great website he had discovered. So finally for his belated birthday, I placed an order for him.
He loves the figs, they are so fresh. They are fat and juicy. Nuts Online, where have you been all this time. Thank you very much. You've made a customer out 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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