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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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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.
Jim, Jamaica Plain, MA November 30, 2010
“Outstanding service and the best quality product. My relatives in NJ loved the CA & Mission dried figs, which they proclaim to be the world's best!”
Dolores, Fort Worth, TX July 24, 2010
“Hey! It just arrived the absolute second I got your email! I just put the box down! Pause. OK, just opened package and looks perfect-o! Dried figs are better than fresh by the stats. They look soft and fresh and yummy! Tonight with fig preserves atop the figs, chopped nuts and a bit of cream......warmed lightly....ummmmm dessert! Thanks Y'all!
zia, a forest location, CA December 30, 2009
“Love the nuts, energy bar, hot cereal, etc; have placed several orders and will continue to....AND I never knew all these years to soak and dissolve bee pollen before ingesting (which you recommend)....AND when I opened your packet of bee pollen, the fragrance of honey...well, I've never had such a fabulous, delicious and nutritious bee pollen....I'm even healthier with your products...thank you, thank you!”
Fletch, New Berlin, NY December 29, 2009
“A super repeat of the first order! Many thanx. Yummmmmmm”
Lynn, Harbor Springs, MI December 23, 2009
“My parents just called to tell me they received their 5 pounds of Mission Figs and said they are beautiful AND delicious. Your service has been amazing. It is Christmas week and I ordered on Sunday the 20th, they were shipped on Monday the 21st and received on Wednesday the 23rd. AMAZING!
I will tell everyone I know about you.
Nutty Lynn A. Glahn”
Louis, W. Bloomfield, Michigan December 10, 2009
“Thanks for the fast delivery. The figs are fresh and moist, clean tasting, no chemical after taste. ”
Gail, Porterville, CA December 1, 2009
“I just received my second order of figs. Delicious! Also tried the pumpkin malted milk balls. They are TERRIFIC!”
Dawn, Stuart, FL November 26, 2009
“HIGH FIBER...KEEPS YOU REGULAR. Figs are not only very delicious, they keep you regular when you eat 2 or 3 every night. I read that they have the highest fiber content of any fruit.”
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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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