Figs

Source & Availability
California grown available May thru December

Fig Facts
Figs were brought to California by the Spanish missionary fathers, who first planted them at the San Diego Mission in 1759. Fig trees were then planted at each mission, going north through California. The Mission fig, California's leading black fig, takes its name from this history. The popular Calimyrna fig, golden brown in color, is the Smyrna variety that was brought to California's San Joaquin Valley from Turkey in 1882. It was renamed Calimyrna in honor of its new homeland.

There are literally hundreds of fig varieties, but only about a half dozen are grown commercially in California.

The Calimyrna Fig - Noted for its delicious nut-like flavor and tender, golden skin, the Calimyrna fig is the popular favorite for eating out of hand. As the name implies, the Calimyrna is the California version of the Smyrna fig, which was imported into California by a San Joaquin Valley grower.

The Mission Fig - Named for the mission fathers who planted the fruit as they traveled north along the California coast, the Mission fig is famous for its distinctive flavor. The fresh fruit exhibits a deep purple shade which darkens to a rich black when dried--making this fig an esthetic, as well as an edible, delight in all recipes.

The Kadota Fig - The Kadota fig, the American version of the original Italian Dattato, is thick-skinned and possesses a beautiful creamy amber color when ripe. Practically seedless, this fig is a favorite for canning and preserving as well as drying.

The Brown Turkey Fig - The most popular variety of fig, the brown turkey fig, is pear-shaped with purple to brown colored skin. Brown turkey figs are sweet and succulent and provide many essential nutrients, including carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.

SERVING SIZE 40g
AMOUNT PER SERVING
CALORIES 112.7
CALORIES from fat 1.9
% DAILY VALUE *
Total Fat .21g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 4.99g 4%
Total Carbohydrate 26.46g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4.88g 20%
Vitamin A 3.91%
Vitamin C .27%
Calcium 6%
Iron 6%
Potassium 7%
* PERCENT DAILY VALUES ARE
BASED ON A 2,000 CALORIE DIET.
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