Figs (Whole, Pitted) – Certified Organic

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Figs (Whole, Pitted) – Certified Organic
Product of: Turkey
Pack Size: 250g | 500g | 1kg | 2kg | 5kg
Organic Certification: Ecocert; GB-ORG-02; GB-ORG-05; TR-BIO-01

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Figs (Whole, Pitted) – Certified Organic
Product of: Turkey
Pack Size: 250g | 500g | 1kg | 2kg | 5kg
Organic Certification: Ecocert; GB-ORG-02; GB-ORG-05; TR-BIO-01

Non-GMO:
This product has been produced without the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or their derivatives, nor been irradiated.

Packaging:
250g | 500g | 1kg | 2kg packed into food grade, foil lined, zip lock (resealable), stand up pouches, Made with superior quality KRAFT PAPER.
5kg packed into food grade, zip lock (resealable), stand up poly pouches.

Both packs are multi-material and multi-layer to increase shelf life of the product and provide a barrier protection against moisture, odours, and UV light.

Additional Information:
Ficus carica is an Asian species of flowering plants in the mulberry family, known as the common fig. It is the source of the fruit also called the fig, and as such is an important crop in those areas where it is grown commercially.

Figs develop from never-opening flowers, the fruit ripens on the tree before dropping to be gathered. The fruit has a high sugar content, recrystallising often on the surface indicating good quality.

Figs originated in Arabia and grow best in areas with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Although considered a fruit, the fig is actually an inverted flower, and the seeds are the fruit, according to the California Fig Advisory Board. Flower or fruit, the nutrient-rich dried fig can help you meet some of your essential nutrient needs, making it a healthy addition to your diet.

High in Fibre
A 1/2-cup serving of dried figs contains 7.3 g of fibre. Including more fibre in your diet can help lower your risk of chronic illness such as heart disease and diabetes. Dried figs contain both soluble and insoluble fibre. Soluble fibre slows digestion for appetite and blood sugar control and also helps lower blood cholesterol levels. Insoluble fibre adds bulk to stool, improving bowel function. According to the Institute of Medicine, healthy adult women need 25 grammes of fibre a day, and adult men need 38 grammes.

Good for Your Bones
Figs contain more calcium than most other fruits, according to the California Fig Advisory Board, with 121 mg in a 1/2-cup serving. Adequate calcium intake supports bone health and growth and reduces your risk of developing osteoporosis. Adults need 1,000 to 1,200 mg of calcium a day. One serving of dried figs meets 12 percent of your daily value for calcium, almost the same as 1 cup of unpacked cottage cheese. Including a variety of calcium-rich foods in your diet, like dried figs can make help ensure that you meet your daily needs.

Consuming dried figs can help you meet your daily potassium needs and help lower your blood pressure. A 1/2-cup serving of dried figs contains 507 mg of potassium. Potassium is a mineral that helps maintain fluid balance. Increasing your daily intake of potassium can help blunt the effects of sodium, helping to lower your blood pressure. The American Heart Association says a healthy diet should contain 4,700 mg of potassium a day from natural foods. One serving of dried figs can help you meet 10 percent of your daily potassium needs.

Good Source of Iron
Dried figs can also help you meet your iron needs. A 1/2-cup serving of dried figs contains 1.5 mg of iron. Iron is an essential mineral needed to help transport oxygen in your blood. Without enough iron in your diet, delivery of oxygen to your cells decreases, causing you to feel tired and weak and more susceptible to infection. Adult men and women over the age of 51 need 8 mg of iron a day, and women between the ages of 19 and 50 need 18 mg of iron a day.

Storage Advice:
Some benefits of proper food storage include eating healthier, cutting food costs and helping the environment by avoiding waste.

Dried fruits are simply fruits with the water removed. This makes your fruit last much, much longer than if they were fresh. Since most of the water is removed from the fruit the flavour is intensified, the storage is simplified and the shelf life is greatly lengthened. The drying process can be done naturally by the sun or in a dehydrator (or less often in a slow oven). Because of its vibrant taste and proven health benefits, like no fat and high fibre, dried fruit is one of the easiest and most popular ways to eat fruit. It is especially popular with hikers and cyclists.

How long does dried fruit last?
When properly stored, the shelf life of dried fruits such as raisins (dried grapes), craisins (dried cranberries), dried apricots and many other dried fruits will last well beyond their best by date. Remember that dried fruit, like some other fruits, usually has a best by date and not a use by date or expiration date. Because of this distinction, you may safely consume dried fruit even after the best before date has lapsed.

You can help dried fruit stay fresh longer by storing it in your refrigerator or in your pantry in a tightly closed container to keep out moisture and other contaminants. Some fruits, like prunes which are moister than many of the others, enjoy the moisture of the fridge and taste better cold.

For a long-term option, you can also store your dried fruit in a freezer. Freezing is supposed to be an indefinite form of storage, but after varying amounts of time, most foods start to break down or develop freezer burn. Properly dried fruit seems to be an exception – it really does freeze well for extended amounts of time if properly sealed with an airtight sealer.

 

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

(typical values per 100g):

Energy

934

kj
Energy

220

kcal
Fat

1.5

g
  Of which saturates 

0.0

g
Carbohydrate

48.4

g
  Of which sugars

53.4

g
Fibre

48.0

g
Protein

3.3

g
Salt

0.0

g
 

 

 

ALLERGY INFORMATION

Does the product contain any of the following?

YES NO
Cereals containing Gluten: wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, kamut or their hybridised strains.
Mollusc
Crustacean  shellfish and products thereof
Egg and products thereof
Fish and products thereof
Soya (soy) beans & protein and products thereof
Milk & Dairy (including lactose) and products thereof
Celery Seeds celeriac and products thereof
Mustard Seeds and products thereof
Lupin and products thereof
Sesame Seed and products thereof
Peanuts and products thereof
Nuts and products thereof (namely almond, hazelnut, walnut, cashew nut, pecan nut, brazil nut, pistachio nut, macademia nut and Queensland nut)
Added Sulphur Dioxide: (the product contains <10mg/Kg added Sulphur Dioxide in the form of SO2, Sulphites (E220,E221, E222, E223, E224, E226, E227, E228)
Please Note: Where products are indicated as not having an allergen present this refers to the product not being formulated or wholly derived from the particular ingredient. Allergen handling policies and procedures are in place through the supply chain to reduce the likelihood of cross contamination from allergens however this cannot be guaranteed.

 

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