A unique variety & homade recipe .Our dried figs are the best variety, with very thin skin and full interior. They are naturally sundried and prepared according to a traditional recipe of the island, with the signature of our family.
Figs were held in such esteem by the Greeks that they created laws forbidding the export of the best quality figs. It is written that the Greeks banned exports during the Olympics, in order to use them in the special preparation diet of the athletes. In Greek and Latin mythology the fig tree is a sacred tree, dedicated to Dionysos. Figs were also revered in ancient Rome as sacred fruits. The fruits were used, among other things, to fatten geese for the production of a precursor of foie gras. In the late 19th century, when Spanish missionaries established the mission in San Diego, California, they also planted fig trees. These figs turned out to be inferior in quality to those that were imported from Europe, and it wasn’t until the development of further cultivation techniques in the early 20th century that California began focused cultivation and processing of figs.
Figs are one of the highest plant sources of calcium and fiber. They are rich in copper, manganese, magnesium, potassium, selenium, sodium, phosphorus, polyphenol, flavonoids, omega 3 and omega 6, vitamins K, A, B1 and B2. Figs have a laxative effect and contain many antioxidants.
The health benefits of figs or anjeer include treatment of sexual weakness, constipation, indigestion, piles, cholesterol, coronary heart disease and cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, hyper tension, cough, asthma and bronchitis, post menopausal cancer and colon cancer prevention. Figs also strengthen bones and help in gaining weight after illness.