Figs

Overview

Between their health properties, array of uses, and profound history, figs are quite a special fruit. In fact, they are so special that people throughout ancient civilizations considered them to be a “food of the Gods.” They are lusciously sweet with a texture that combines the chewiness of their flesh, the smoothness of their skin, and the crunchiness of their seeds.

Nutrition

Raw figs are a good source of dietary fiber, with 14% of the daily value in each 100 gram serving. Regular consumption has been proven to lower blood pressure and cholesterol as well as assist in weight management.

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How to Select, Store and Handle Figs

Select figs that are clean and dry with smooth, unbroken skin.

Use figs immediately or store in a plastic bag in the coldest part of the refrigerator.

Figs should yield to the touch and not be mushy or hard; handle delicately so as not to bruise them; a very firm fig is not ripe and will not ripen properly.

Figs can be frozen whole, sliced or peeled in a sealed container for ten to twelve months.

TRADE

Merchandising

  • Offer samples to introduce customers to fresh figs and educate them on the different varieties.
  • Cross-merchandise figs with bagged salads and dates as they can be a great topping.
  • Display figs in their shipping containers to avoid over-handling.
  • Keep them cool at 34° F (1°C) with a relative humidity of 85 to 90%.

Availability Chart

STATISTICS

Total Volume Exported

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

Destination

  • Latin America 0%
  • Europe 0%
  • North America 0%
  • Far East 0%
  • Middle East 0%
View Exporters

Sociedad Exportadora Agrícola Merex Ltda.
jhenriquez@merex.cl
+(56) 222201827
www.merex.cl

Sociedad Exportadora Verfrut S.A.
mrp@verfrut.cl
+(56) 2 28200900
www.verfrut.cl

TyT Export S.A.
ftupper@tytexport.com
+(56) 222433380
www.tytexport.com

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