9 interesting facts about dried figs


El Pajarero dried figs, of the calabacita variety, are a delicious and nutritious snack enjoyed by people of all ages. However, there are some facts about dried figs that many people don't know. We bring you nine of the most interesting ones.


1) Because of their sweet and mild flavour, dried figs are increasingly used in gastronomy, both in sweet and savoury dishes.


2) Currently, the main producers of dried figs are Spain, Turkey, Greece, Egypt and Morocco.


3) Out of the 700 varieties of fig trees found worldwide, only 300 are grown for human consumption.


4) The nutritional value of dried figs, compared to fresh figs, is tripled due to water loss.


5) Excessive salt intake is one of the main causes of high blood pressure and dried figs can help create a balance and prevent it from rising further.


6) Due to the amount of natural sugar in dried figs, they can increase energy levels and improve mood. 


7) Dried figs go well with many varieties of cheese, mushrooms, spinach, arugula, endive, lamb's lettuce and watercress, chicory, spring onions, garlic, tofu, different types of bread and other nuts and dried fruits.


8) Because of their vitamin B6 and vitamin E content, consumption of dried figs can relieve menstrual cramps in women.


9) For those days when we know that we are going to be spending a lot of energy, dried figs are a great option due to them being high in calories.


We hope that these interesting facts about El Pajarero dried figs and, above all, their consumption, have pleasantly surprised you. They are delicious, nutritious and natural, perfect to eat anywhere. If you want to know more about their properties or how to prepare various recipes with them, check out the other entries in our blog. 

breakfast with dried figs El Pajarero
One of the keys to having a good day is to start it with a good breakfast. But sometimes, mornings are so busy that you need something quick and easy to give you the energy you need to get going. This breakfast recipe is perfect for those days. All the ingredients are healthy, especially the El Pajarero dried figs (with rice flour). It's amazing that such a small fruit contains so much calcium, fibre, magnesium and potassium to give you the boost you need to get you through the day. 

Ingredients for 1 serving 

  • 1 plain Greek yoghurt (no sugar or sweetener)
  • 5 pieces of dried figs with rice flour El Pajarero
  • 2 generous tablespoons of oats
  • 1 medium red apple
  • Coconut oil
dried figs El Pajarero


Start with the dried figs. Remove the stalks and cut them into 4 or 5 pieces or whatever size you prefer. You can also leave larger pieces or simply cut them in half.
Next, wash the apple and cut it into medium-sized slices and set them aside for a couple of minutes.
Then place the fresh Greek yoghurt in a bowl.
In the meantime, toast two tablespoons of oat flakes in a small frying pan and stir with a wooden spoon for 1 minute. It's best to do this at low heat because they toast quickly.
When the oats are toasted, put them on top of the Greek yoghurt.
Now it's time to brush the same pan you used to toast the oats with the coconut oil, wait a few seconds for it to heat up and then add the apple slices and the pieces of El Pajarero dried figs. Stir until both the apples and figs are golden brown. Check that they are evenly browned. They will be ready in a couple of minutes.
When they are ready, place the apples and the browned dried figs on top of the yoghurt and oatmeal. That's it. You'll see how this still-steaming preparation melts into the cool Greek yoghurt. It's a very satisfying sensation for your palate :)
So, if you're looking for a quick and healthy breakfast that gives you all the energy you need to start your day, dried figs with rice flour are the star ingredient, providing you with iron, calcium, magnesium, fibre and potassium. And when combined with the other ingredients, they make the best concoction. This recipe is so easy to follow that you can make it in a matter of minutes, without any fuss - try it, you'll love it!