Figs

TYPES

Natural, Lerida, Garland, Protoben, Pulled, Layer, Baglama, Flour

VARIETIES

Calimyrna, Sarilop, Aydin, Calabacita, Cuello Dama, Black Mission, Golden, Dottato.

SIZES

36/40, 41/45, 46/50, 51/55, 56/60, 61/65, 66/70, 71/80, 81/90, 90/+, 90/114, 115/136, 190/270, 280/+

FORMATS

5, 10 and 20 kg boxes.

Figs: A Sweet Journey through History and Cultures

The origins of figs, those delicious, succulent fruits that nature gifts us with, are intertwined with antiquity and have left their mark on culinary traditions in different cultures. 

The history of figs (Ficus carica) dates back thousands of years. It is believed that figs were the first fruit to be farmed by mankind. In ancient civilisations, from Mesopotamia to Egypt and Greece, figs have always been a symbol of abundance, fertility and sweetness.

Mediterranean Lands: Figs prospered particularly well in the Mediterranean regions, where the warm, dry climate made for ideal conditions for growth. The Greeks and Romans valued figs for their exquisite flavour and nutritional properties.

Figs in Biblical Times: There are significant references to figs in religious texts, including the Bible. It is said that figs were one of the first crops to be farmed and eaten by humans. The connection with biblical history has contributed to figs being revered in different cultural traditions.

Figs on the Silk Road: In the days of the historical trade routes, figs were taken along the Silk Road and expanded from Asia to Europe. This expansion contributed to figs becoming a highly rated ingredient in different cuisines, and many varieties and ways of preparing them came about.

In America and Beyond: With European exploration and colonisation, figs arrived to America. Although they were originally introduced by settlers, figs found a home in the warmer climates such as those of California and the southeast of the United States.

Figs n Modern Cuisine: Figs are highly rated the world over for their unique flavour and culinary versatility. They are eaten fresh, dried and as ingredients in gourmet cuisine, salads, desserts and cheeses. Their juicy texture and mixture of sweetness with a slight tang make them irresistible for many palates.

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