El Pajarero dried figs


The benefits of dried figs

The most important health benefits of dried figs include, among others, their ability to strengthen bones, lower blood pressure, optimize digestion, aid in weight loss and regulate diabetes symptoms.


Skin Care

With a good amount of vitamin E, vitamin C and calcium, these dried fruits can give your skin a much-needed boost. These active ingredients can work as antioxidants to scavenge free radicals and prevent them from causing oxidative stress, which leads to wrinkles, age spots and other imperfections. It can also improve skin elasticity, to keep you looking younger for longer.


Bone density

There is a wide range of minerals found in these nuts, which can be good news for those looking to protect their bone density. As you age, your body draws minerals from your bones, resulting in weak joints and increased risk of osteoporosis; fruits like these can  help slow that process.


Blood pressure

With a significant amount of potassium, these nuts are excellent for lowering blood pressure. Potassium is a vasodilator, which means it can reduce tension in blood vessels and arteries, thus protecting your cardiovascular system from heart attacks, strokes and atherosclerosis, while reducing your risk of coronary heart disease.


Immune system

Vitamin C is a key component of any immune system, as it can stimulate white blood cell production and strengthen your defenses against various infections and foreign pathogens. The other antioxidants in these fruits can further reduce the workload on your immune system.


Chronic diseases

Chronic diseases and inflammation are serious problems that many people face, but by increasing the number of minerals and vitamins, particularly antioxidants, you can reduce oxidative stress in your system and prevent things like heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis.


Weight loss

The significant level of fiber in these dried fruits helps to increase feelings of satiety, thus preventing overeating or unnecessary snacking; however, be aware of the high level of calories and sugar, so it is advisable to consume dried figs in moderation.


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Dried fig and rum cake.


Autumn is coming and we don't go out as much as in summer. We feel like cooking and baking for our family and loved ones. Therefore, today we bring you a delicious recipe with dried figs and rum, to surprise your favorite guests in a special way. Below we tell you what you will need for the cake and the filling.


For the dough Ingredients


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/3 of a glass of cold white wine




In a bowl mix the flour and butter. When they are well combined, add the egg, sugar and wine. If necessary you can help yourself with a spatula or wooden spoon. Then knead lightly to obtain a smooth batter and set aside.


For the filling Ingredients 

  • 20 dried figs El Pajarero
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup rum
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt




Place a small saucepan with the water and sugar over medium heat. Meanwhile, cut the figs in half. Then add them to the preparation of water and sugar with the preparation half done. Once they soften, remove them from the heat.


To assemble the cake Preparation


Roll out the dough and place it in a pie dish. Trim the leftovers from the edge and press the bottom with a fork. Place the fig mixture and bake in the oven for 35 to 40 minutes at a high temperature (approximately 270 degrees). Serve warm. It's finger licking delicious! :-)