They are smaller and sweeter than Calimyrna dried figs. They have a deep purple skin that dries to a black color with a pinkish interior. The Franciscan missionaries who planted them in California in the late 18th century gave them their name. Mission figs are high in fiber, potassium, and other nutrients.
Mission Fig Health Benefits
Mission figs are high in soluble and insoluble fiber. One serving of these tasty fruits contains 20% of the recommended requirement for dietary fiber. These healthful figs are high in soluble and insoluble fiber. Fiber helps decrease LDL cholesterol and control blood sugar levels, while insoluble fiber helps keep the digestive system functioning smoothly. Fiber also aids in the absorption of other nutrients by slowing carbohydrate breakdown.
Mission figs are a great source of potassium, calcium, and iron. Potassium helps the heart beat regularly and controls blood pressure by lowering salt levels. Mission figs are high in calcium, which helps build strong bones and teeth. Calcium is required daily as our bodies do not make it. Mission figs are also abundant in iron, which helps the body produce hemoglobin and oxygenate cells.
Enjoying Mission Figs
Mission figs are one of the healthiest delicious treats. We love this delectable dried fruit on its own or in dishes. Prepare an appetizing appetizer platter with mission figs alongside other dried fruits, nuts and cheese. Toss chopped figs over salads and pastas. Then add them to your dishes. Mission figs are great in breads, muffins, and scones.
|Ingredients:||100% Fresh Figs Fruit.|
|Shelf Life:||2 Years.|
|Basic Prep:||Ready to add to any recipe as directed as no preparation is required.|
|Country of Origin:||Spain|
|Handling / Storage:||Store in a cool, dry place.|
|Allergen Information:||None Specified.|