Diced Black Mission Figs
Black Mission Figs are sweet, small figs with a sugary, mellow flavor and extremely small seeds. We source fully dried dates sweet enough to be substituted for sugar in recipes with distinctive date flavor for our Black Mission Figs.
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Ready to use. No preparation necessary. To rehydrate, pour boiling water over fruit and let sit, covered, for 5 to 10 minutes. Drain well before using.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Black Mission Figs, dextrose.
The Black Mission Fig is a popular variety of fig, introduced to the United States in 1768 when planted in San Diego by missionaries. The plant quickly became popular and is widely appreciated today.
Our Black Mission Figs are grown in orchards right here in the U.S.A. They are harvested at their peak of ripeness, then sun-dried to a sweet perfection. When dried naturally, the sugars in the fig move to the surface of the skin, producing an off-white coloring. This sugaring process gives the fruit an instant sweet taste, making it an even more delicious.
Figs grow on the Ficus tree (Ficus carica), a member of the Mulberry family and the Black Mission is a popular variety of the edible fig.
Warm Figgy Pudding
Figgy pudding is a traditional British Christmas dessert that goes back to Shakespeare’s time. In this version, the common rum or sherry-soaked fruit is replaced with a purée of rehydrated figs, dates and water, adding important moisture to the finished product, while grated dark chocolate adds complexity.