Figs, and what makes them so healthy
Figs are among the oldest fruit in the world. It is not entirely clear where the fig has its roots – but one suspects in the Middle East. Even in ancient times, they were considered an important staple and even today young and old await the new crop with joyful anticipation.
Origin and quality
Morga’s figs originate in the highlands of the main production area in Turkey. A distinction is made between untreated figs (natural) and those figs pressed into various shapes (Protoben and Lerida).
Turkish figs have not been treated with sulphur dioxide and contain no preservatives, but are purely natural fruits that have much to offer:
Figs have a high calorie value and mineral content, and are therefore an excellent provider of energy. In contrast, the small, pear-shaped figs contain hardly any fat and are full of important minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron, and are particularly rich in vitamins A and B.
Figs also have other positive effects on health: they contain a high proportion of filling dietary fibre. Due to their mild laxative effect they have a very beneficial effect on the digestive system. Also they have a high pH value and support a steady acid-alkaline balance and help with fatigue and weakness. ISSRO figs are distinguished by their special size (no. 2) and their origin in the Turkish highlands, which is what makes them high-quality dried figs.
What lies behind the ISSRO-denomination:
Natural: they are untreated and packed in their natural form.
Protoben: these are pressed into half-rounds and packed layered in each other like cups.
Lerida: these are flattened and shaped into wheels.
Piccolo: small figs, new: dusted with rice flour and therefore glutenfree.
In addition to dried figs, we have some more exciting figs products in our range, which all are available in our online shop.