Fig

After being picked, cleaned and processed, the fig is then dried.
Dried figs are prepared in the four grades shown below:

Dried fig grade 101AAA:

this expensive kind include the biggest dried figs with complete open mouth and very light color.

Dried fig grade 101AA:

dried figs belong to this grade have light yellow and white color. The size of them is about 22 mm. Most percent of dried fig in this grade (about 90 percent) has
open mouth.

Dried fig grade 101A:

dried figs belong to this grade have yellow and white color. The size of them is about 14 to 22 mm. Some percent of dried fig in this grade has open mouth.

Dried fig grade AA:

dried figs belong to this grade have light yellow and white color and the size of them is about 22 mm. Most percent of dried fig in this grade (about 90 percent) has open mouth.

Dried fig grade A:

dried figs belong to this grade have yellow and white color and some of them has brown color. Most percent of dried fig in this grade has closed mouth and some has open mouth.

Dried fig grade B:

closed mouth dried figs belong to this grade have brown and gray color and the size of them is about 14 mm.

The history of the fig

The fig is mentioned frequently in the Bible, the Koran, and the Torah as well. Figs are also found in cultural and historical stories such as “Romelus and Remus”. Ancient evidence shows that Sumerians and Assyrians used figs. The home of the fig is probably in ancient Arabia, but today the fig is cultivated in western Asia and Asia Minor, including Iran.

The botany of the fig

The fig grows in warm climate. Fig trees are tall about 5 to 6 meters. Fig trees have green and gray leaves and the color of the fig fruit is yellow. Fig trees being to produce fruit four years after planted and will continue to do so for 20 years.

The nutritional value of figs

Figs are cholesterol free and high in amino acids, minerals, and sugar. The fig is useful for preventing high cholesterol and uric acid. It increases sweat and reduces thirst and also prevents bad breath.
100 grams of dried figs contains about 250-300 calories and is comprised of approximately 70% carbohydrates, 4% protein, and 3% fat.

The uses of dried fig

Dried figs are eaten as nut. They are also used in many foods such as cake, sweet, compote and syrup.