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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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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.”
Fletch, New Berlin, New York November 4, 2009
“Yummmmmm! It doesn't get any better than this! Guess you'll be hearing more from me, you can count on it!”
Patty, Middletown, New York September 10, 2009
“Amazing Mission figs- now I'm thrilled that I was no longer able to find in supermarket. These figs are succulent, moist and just the best ever. Delivery was truly as fast as promised:over-night!
This is one great company. Thank you. Patty”
Jillian, Northeast, Alabama August 29, 2009
“My husband and I are so excited to have find your website! We ordered several different dried fruits, nuts, and seeds from you, and all of them are top quality! My favorites are the figs and whole cranberries! Yum! Thanks so much, we'll be ordering more items from you real soon! ”
Robert J Puglisi, Kernersville, NC May 8, 2009
“I ordered mission figs from Nuts Online and received them 2 days later. They are plump, moist and delicious. Local groceries don't stock them anymore, giving up shelf space to more prune products. I'm truly glad I discovered Nuts Online. I will be a regular customer and recommend them to other frustrated shoppers who have a tough time finding products that local groceries no longer stock.”
Katherine, Becket, MA January 10, 2008
“Dear Nuts, I received my order in record time and I was thrilled at the freshness and packaging of the figs. I am so glad to have found you on the internet. I punched in 'mission figs' and your site came up. I will definitely order again and refer you to all my friends and family. Thanks again”
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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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