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Dried Fig Export Is A Growing Market

natural figsTurkey is among world leaders in the production and exportation of dried fruits. Dried fig is among these fruits taking the lead. From a global perspective, the consumption of dried fig is increasing every other year. As a result of numerous benefits of dried fruit for health, people seem to show a tendency in making purchase of high quality dried figs.

 

Globally known Turkish figs are preferred as delicious and healthy source of organic figs all over the world. This is why the share of Turkey in dried fig export is around 60 – 70% in the world. As the country is where fig production is traditional and, also considering that fig is a plant native to Middle East and Western Asia, these data is not surprising at all.

Dried fig requires ultimate attention

Fig is actually a very strong fruit at the beginning until it reaches full maturity. The reason for dried fig market requires ultimate attention is basically related to the process after maturity. Figs are harvested in August and they fall down in a very short time once they got mature. So, they need to be collected daily.

 

Especially organic dried fig needs a very special treatment until it is served to the consumer. The figs are placed on plastic sheets or trays to be dried for up to 4 days. The optimal rate of water content is below 20%. During this process, the figs are kept under a mosquito net to be fully protected.

 

When the fruits are dried, they are packed and ready for exportation!

Benefits of dried fruit

 

There are totally valid reasons for the increase in dried fig export and dried fruit consume. Dried fruit is highly nutritious. Dried fruit provides energy as well as micronutrients, fiber and antioxidants. A few dried figs can be a healthy source of a large percentage of the daily recommended intake of many vitamins and minerals.

 

Considering all the benefits of dried fruits, the interest in them will maintain increasing. And accordingly, the dried fig export will get more and more important, especially if the figs are organic and dried with a great attention to human health.

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Dried Figs

Aegean Region of Turkey is the biggest producer of figs and dried figs in the wolrd. %75 of dried fig production is being made by Turkish farmers.

In Turkey , Figs are grown under natural conditions ,harvested and, sun dried on racks under controlled conditions. Dried figs are graded ,washed and packed under hygienic conditions.

There are many fig and dried fig varieties known and favored in various areas. Local types of dried figs are given names mostly according to their colors as black, White, mauve, aubergine; according to their shapes, as glass, “söbü”; according to area of production as “Bursa” black, “Mut” fig; according to their taste, as sugar; according to season of harvest, as june, winter reaping hook and they are mainly sold direclty to consumers in the nearby markets. The Aegean population is used fresh figs sold in baskets by Street vendors shouting “Bardacık” small glass and, in fact, the term “bardacık” or “bardakçı” (seller of glass) has been used synonymously for fresh figs in the region. Of the figs suitable for fresh consumption, the “bursa” black that had once been produced in the districts and rural areas of Bursa but became commercially important in the late 1970’s and is now spreading to many areas can be mentioned, in the late 1970’s and is now spreading to many areas can be mentioned, in addition to “yediveren”, which is grown in the Salihli and Turgutlu districts of Manisa and the “Mut” dried fig produced in the Mut district of İçel.

 

natural dried figs

Organic & Conventional Dried Figs Natural

 

  • Origin: Turkey
  • Type: Natural Dried Figs
  • Size: 1 – 10 (Biggest to smallest) See size chart.
  • Packaging: 1, 5, 10, 12.5 kg cartons. 250/500 gr pillow bags, doy bags, pouch bags.
  • Minimum Order Quantity: 1000 kg

lerida dried figs

Organic & Conventional Dried Figs Lerida

  • Origin: Turkey
  • Type: Lerida Dried Figs (Most common type)
  • Size: 1 – 9 (Biggest to smallest) See size chart.
  • Packaging: 1, 3, 5, 10, 12.5 kg cartons. 250, 400, 500 gr foam trays, carton trays, wooden trays, plastic trays.
  • Minimum Order Quantity: 1000 kg

Dried Figs Pulled

Organic & Conventional Dried Figs Pulled

  • Origin: Turkey
  • Type: Pulled Dried Figs
  • Size: 1 – 6 (Biggest to smallest) See size chart.
  • Packaging: 1, 3, 5, 10, 12.5 kg cartons. 250, 400, 500 gr foam trays, carton trays, wooden trays, plastic trays.
  • Minimum Order Quantity: 1000 kg

Dried Figs Protoben

Organic & Conventional Dried Figs Protoben

  • Origin: Turkey
  • Type: Protoben Dried Figs
  • Size: 1 – 6 (Biggest to smallest) See size chart.
  • Packaging: 1, 3, 5, 10, 12.5 kg cartons. 250, 400, 500 gr foam trays, carton trays, wooden trays, plastic trays.
  • Minimum Order Quantity: 1000 kg

Garland Dried Figs

Organic & Conventional Dried Figs Garland

  • Origin: Turkey
  • Type: Garland Dried Figs
  • Size: 6 – 10 (Biggest to smallest) See size chart.
  • Packaging: 200, 250, 400, 500 gr plastic tubs, cellophanes, baskets
  • Minimum Order Quantity: 1000 kg

 

Dried Figs Layer

Organic & Conventional Dried Figs Layer

  • Origin: Turkey
  • Type: Layer Dried Figs
  • Size: 6 – 9 (Biggest to smallest) See size chart.
  • Packaging: 250, 400, 500 gr foam trays, carton trays, wooden trays, plastic trays.
  • Minimum Order Quantity: 1000 kg

Dried Figs Baglama

Organic & Conventional Dried Figs Baglama

  • Origin: Turkey
  • Type: Baglama Dried Figs
  • Size: 1 – 10 (Biggest to smallest) See size chart.
  • Packaging: 3, 5, 10, 12.5 kg cartons.
  • Minimum Order Quantity: 1000 kg

 

 

 

 

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