All natural fig preserves are a must for the holiday season, but certainly great to have all year too! Sweet and delicious, figs are a healthy addition to your diet so you don’t need to feel guilty about eating them. Our fig preserves contain simple ingredients and have a delicious thick consistency with a rich flavor, that is perfect to spread on toast.
Figs are part of the mulberry family, and they contain:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B1
- Vitamin B2
- Dietary Fibre
They are an alkaline food, and are rich in the antioxidants – flavonoids and polyphenols, which help to protect your cells against free radical damage.
*Figs are a uniquely nutritious fruit, as they have the highest amount of calcium of any fruit, and 100g (3.5 oz) of dried figs contains 16% of the daily recommended amount. Figs are also an excellent source of dietary fiber. Fruit fiber has been shown to significantly lower the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. It is also very filling and can help to take the edge off appetite.
Figs are also a good source of iron, magnesium, potassium, B vitamins, as well as vitamin K. Figs contain different types of antioxidants and have been shown in studies to raise antioxidant activity. Antioxidants mop up free radicals, which may contribute to the development of cancer, heart disease and the visible signs of aging by damagingDNA and other body systems. The riper the fig, the more antioxidants it contains. *(ref:http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/the-nutrition-of-figs.html#b).
Our fig preserves do not contain any preservatives, colorings or flavorings and come in a 16 oz. glass jar. Be sure to refrigerate after opening.
If you enjoy preserves and sometimes feel guilty about eating them…worry no more! Stock up on our fig preserves today.