Calimyrna Figs (Ficus Carica) are one of the best known varieties of figs. Figs come in two major categories, light and dark. The Calimyrna Figs are of the light variety. Figs are believed to have originated in Asia Minor. Figs are similar to dates in sweetness and texture but they are larger. Note The best time for Figs is November-January. This is when the new crop has been harvested, and the Figs keep their shiny yellow-orange color. The rest of the year, the Figs are considered old crop. These old crop Figs will crystallize with sugar, making them to appear white, almost moldy on the outside. However, the Figs themselves are not contaminated in any way. During the off-months, expect Figs to crystallize within 2-4 weeks after purchase.
Figs, like all dried fruit are great as a snack food. Figs are delicious in goumet desserts like cookies, baked apples, rice and bread puddings. Add them to fruit salads, compotes, pie and cake fillings.
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 30 March, 2008.