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Description of Dried Fig

Dried Fig is one the popular dried fruits due to its taste. It can be used as a healthy snack.

There are Three types of dried Figs:

  1. Open Mouth Figs (OM)
  2. Close Mouth Figs (CM)
  3. Pressed Figs 

 

Uses of Dried Fig:

Customers mostly use Dried Figs for below items:

  • Cakes and Bakeries
  • Sweets and Confectioneries
  • Jams, Syrups and Compote
  • Snacks
  • Mixes Nuts and Dried Fruits

Dried Fig Gardens and Factory:

IDF company`s Gardens are located in Istahban. Our Production line is equipped with best machines.

Dried Figs Packing:

Some pictures of different types of packing : 10 kg Cartons (Regular Packing)

Botanical Information of Figs:

The fig grows in warm climate. Fig trees are tall about 5 to 6 meters. The trees have green and gray leaves and the color of the fig fruit is yellow. Fig trees being to produce fruit four years after planted and will continue to do so for 20 years.The history of the fig The fig is mentioned frequently in the Bible, the Koran, and the Torah as well. Figs are also found in cultural and historical stories such as “Romelus and Remus”. Ancient evidence shows that Sumerians and Assyrians used figs. The home of the fig is probably in ancient Arabia, but today the fig is cultivated in western Asia and Asia Minor, including Iran.

 

Nutritional Value of Figs:

Figs are cholesterol free and high in amino acids, minerals, and sugar. The fig is useful for preventing high cholesterol and uric acid. It increases sweat and reduces thirst and also prevents bad breath. 100 grams of dried figs contains about 250-300 calories and is comprised of approximately 70% carbohydrates, 4% protein, and 3% fat.

Dried fig nutrition value table

 

 

Global Trade Statics of Figs:

These statistics of Iranian dried fig exports are according to the customs organization of Iran.Values are in millions of dollars:

Note: Statistics are from March of each year.

 

According to FAO statistics (2003), Iran is the second largest exporter of dried figs in recent years and Iranian dried figs are exported to many countries.

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