Dried Figs El Pajarero


In Higos Secos El Pajarero we want to share with you one of the greatest secrets for a healthy diet that will allow you to be in shape: the consumption of dry figs. These little delicacies are full of great properties,vitamins, minerals and many other substances which will give you great health, so get ready to get to know them a bit better.



The first thing you should know is that the figs El Pajarero have many properties. For starters, they are rich in some of the most important minerals for your body. In fact, these fruits when dry contain great quantities of iron, although it’s not their only advantage. On the contrary, calcium and magnesium are also greatly abundant in dry figs, and so they end up being great to make up for vitamins and minerals you’re not getting.


This food also contains a good quantity of vitamins that you shouldn’t ignore. For example, multiple kinds of vitamin B can be found in high doses in this dry fruit, something ideal for your health.


A healthy diet to prevent illness


Keeping in mind all of these characteristics, it’s easy to guess that dry figs are ideal to aid some pathologies. For example, anemia can be mitigated in a natural way because of the powerful doses of iron and vitamin B. Digestive issues, especially the ones that can cause constipation or acidity, can be fixed by consuming figs El pajarero. That’s because of the fiber that regular consumption of this food can give to your body, an element completely necessary to enjoy a healthy life.


Brown rice with dried figs and mussels


Do you want to make an easy lunch or dinner that is fast, healthy and tasty but you're tired of making the same meals over and over?


We bring you an easier solution: Brown rice with dried figs and mussels! Dried figs add a delicious and sweet flavour that goes very well with the other ingredients.


Not only is it a delicious meal, but it's also very beneficial for your health. Brown rice, mixed together with the dried figs and mussels are an excellent way of obtaining your daily dose of omega 3 through the mussels, as well as magnesium, calcium, fiber and potassium from the dried figs. This delicious plate will make you feel satisfied with very little calories!


This recipe can be made in less than 30 minutes so this is perfect if you're low on time or simply don't feel like cooking.


Ingredients for 4 plates


Brown rice: 250g (8,8oz)

Dried figs El Pajarero: 20 figs

Fresh or frozen mussels: 24 mussels approximately.(depending on their size)

Purple onion: 1 big onion

Coconut oil to your liking

Garlic: 2 cloves

Nutmeg to your liking

Dry bay leaves: 3 (optional)




1. Cook the rice until soft


2. Cut the dried figs into small bits. You can obtain three to four pieces per fig depending on the fig's size. Once you have them, soak them in hot water for 5 minutes to rehydrate them, then let them dry on a paper towel.


3. Steam the mussels and put them aside or defrost about 24 pieces. We recommend that you add the bay leaves to the mussel water. It gives them an extraordinary touch.


4. We will add two to three spoonfuls of coconut oil in a frying pan and we'll fry them with a thinly sliced onion. When it's golden, we'll add the drained brown rice, the figs and the mussels.


5. Mix all the ingredients and add a bit of nutmeg. Other spices that go well with this meal are black pepper and cumin. Although you can add some of your favourite spices, you will have your meal ready. The

only thing that's left to do is to enjoy it!


This delicious brown rice with dried figs and mussels is creamy and full of texture, very similar to risotto. And as we said in the beginning, not only is it easy and quick but it's healthy.

This delicious combination is perfect to be enjoyed at lunch or dinner. We are sure that you will love it.