In Season – March – Fresh Organic Figs

March 16th, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Everything about a fresh fig is special.

The fleeting season may make a fig lover so excited they devour more than they should. And just consider their incredible packaging! They are inside out, with flowers and seeds inverted via the ostiole,
all ripening inside creamy flesh.

Even though that sounds and looks a bit weird, they are delicious and extremely alkalising. Packed with soluble fibre, a fresh fig is a guilt free treat, beneficial for digestive health, insulin regulation, blood pressure and studies have shown that ficus carica (or fig) may help inhibit some types of cancer cells.

Our fabulous and special fresh figs are grown with love by Kent and Kathy in Bethells Beach, Auckland using permaculture practises.In Store Now!

An organic fig bought from Wise Cicada is rich in potassium and contains good levels of calcium, magnesium, iron and copper, plus vitamins A E and K.

Part of the mulberry family (Moraceae), the fig (ficus carica) is one of the world’s oldest trees, first cultivated from wild Asian varieties in the deltas of ancient Egypt. Today it is a food crop
that unites many cultures and countries. Our certified organic dried bulk figs come from Turkey where the fig growing tradition has flourished for thousands of years.

Available for just a few heavenly weeks between summer and autumn, delicate perishable, precious figs are one of the treasures on our shelves in March.

But don’t be sad when the season has gone,  there’s good news it seems a dried fig contains even more nutrition than a fresh one!

Refs: The Encyclopaedia of Healing Foods, Dr. Michael Murray, Hachette UK 2005
The Origins of Fruits and Vegetables, Jonathan Roberts, Harper Collins 2001

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