Dried figs: benefits


We all love nutritious and juicy figs, but since they are such a seasonal fruit, we can’t have them all year round. Luckily, dried figs exist, and they have many benefits to our health and our organism. That’s why it’s one of the recommended foods of the FAO (United National Organization for Agriculture and Diet.)


1) Dried figs have a high content in fiber and minerals like calcium and magnesium.


2) Eating two to three dried figs before your meal helps reduce appetite, furthermore, because of all the natural sugars it contains, it’s a great dessert replacement.


3) If we consume a fistfull of approximately 30g, we will get our daily recommended dose of fiber, calcium, potassium, magnesium and vitamin B that our body needs.


4) Dried figs have high contents of fiber and its consumption helps regulate body weight.


5) Athletes have already included dried figs in their daily diet because of all the properties that its magnesium, copper, potassium, calcium and vitamins K and B6 offer to them.


Other five beneficial properties


6) Dried figs help with digestion due to their high fiber content.


7) They are a great food for people who suffer from constipation.


8) Due to the high levels of calcium and magnesium that dried figs contain, its consumption helps with bone health.


9) Dried figs have high protein levels that along with its fats and carbohydrates are essential for human life.


10) Dried figs contain peciticine, a soluble fiber that helps lower cholesterol levels in blood.


If you haven't tried dried figs El Pajarero, we encourage you to try them. Its sweetness and texture are like no other. On our web, you can check where we sell them in your country.

Dried figs, apples and pistachios Tart



This apple and dried fig tart is a delicious recipe to enjoy in any season. This tart has a very fresh base as its main ingredient is apple.


The base of the apples with the dried figs makes for a soft and creamy textured dish. In addition to the softness, the figs will bring an extra amount of fiber. 


Here are the ingredients you will need and how to prepare it. It's very simple. 



Recipe for apple and dried figs El Pajarero tart.



3 Reineta or Golden apples


2 eggs


14 dried figs


150 gr flour


100 gr of brown sugar


1 sachet of baking powder


2 tablespoons cinnamon powder


2 tablespoons powdered sugar


1 tablespoon of pistachios, finely chopped





How to prepare an apple and dried figs tart


Firstly, peel the apples, cut them into pieces and put them in the blender.


Take the apples and add brown sugar, eggs and flour. Begin to blend until we get a doughy mixture. The crushed apples should combine with the dough, this is useful for giving a certain creaminess to the dough, as well as hydrating it.


Finally, add the yeast to the dough, to achieve the necessary consistency and creaminess. Once we have all the ingredients of the dough ready, grease the mold with butter and we will put the dough in it. Let it rest for a few minutes in the refrigerator while we prepare the dried figs.


Cut the figs in half into regular pieces. Distribute them evenly over the top of the cake without leaving any holes. Bake the tart for about 40 minutes until the dough is perfectly cooked.


Decorate the cake with a little powdered sugar and cinnamon, you can add a little honey, or some fruit jelly. Finally, sprinkle some ground pistachios, which will give the perfect touch both to the presentation and to the flavor. All these ingredients go very well with each other.


Time to enjoy!