Imagine a world where you can enjoy the unparalleled taste of figs all year round and without guilt. That would be amazing, wouldn't it? The good news is that you don't have to dream about it anymore. 


In our quest to offer you new natural and healthy recipes and in the exploration of ingredients that combine perfectly with dried figs, we have created three dried fig creams with the most natural ingredients. With them you will not only eat well, but in a delicious and healthy way. 


The three creams are vegan, gluten-free, high in fiber and best of all, very versatile, because the combination possibilities are endless...



And now, we present you our three creams


El Pajarero dried fig creams are 100% natural, and have been made from dried figs. Some contain hazelnuts and cocoa. Others contain sesame and cinnamon. None of them contain added sugars or sweeteners.


  • The smooth and delicious Natural Dried Fig Cream. 
  • The dried fig cream with a sweet hazelnut and fine cocoa. 
  • And the cream of dried figs with tender sesame and aromatic cinnamon.


Natural fig cream (only dried figs)

For those who appreciate the full flavor of figs, we have developed a 100% natural cream, made with figs and agave syrup. 

It is incredibly rich and creamy, with just the right amount of sweetness. Try it over your favorite ice cream or yogurt for a delicious treat. 


Dried fig cream with sesame and cinnamon

Dried fig cream with sesame (tahini) and cinnamon, aromatic and delicious, for the perfect touch.

The tender sesame combines perfectly with the aromatic cinnamon, making it a great complement to yogurt, cottage cheese or oatmeal.


Dried fig cream with hazelnuts and cocoa

For lovers of cocoa and hazelnuts, we made dried fig cream with a touch of cocoa and freshly ground hazelnuts.  We've combined delicious hazelnuts with fine, freshly ground cocoa to create a cream of unparalleled texture and flavor. Spread it on your favorite bread or enjoy it straight from the spoon.... 


All of them are very rich in textures and flavors giving you the possibility to combine them as you like. 

Healthy, natural and a pleasure for your senses! Which one do you choose?


What can you combine them with?

Although in the previous description we have already mentioned some combinations, here are some suggestions that we have already tried and we love them.


The natural dried fig cream is perfect to accompany cheeses and game meats.


The cream of dried figs, sesame and cinnamon, as we like most is with natural yogurt and pieces of fresh fruit, especially with red fruits.


And the dried fig, hazelnut and cocoa cream goes very well with toast, crackers and nut or spiced bread.


We also encourage you to try them with your favorite ice cream flavor, although we confess that with vanilla, it looks perfect :)


Other winning combinations:


Add them to your smoothies

To your yogurt 

To your cereals

To your oatmeal

Use them as an ingredient in your baking recipes.

For a sweet or savory combination, try them with cheeses and/or sausages.

Mix it with cottage cheese


Create your own combination ;)


These three delicious fig spreads are sure to become a staple in your kitchen. Whether you're looking for a healthy snack or a sweet treat, any of them will do the trick.


What other foods would you pair them with?

The multiple benefits of dried figs


El Pajarero dried figs are a delicious and nutritious snack that offers many health benefits. Because they are dried, they have a longer shelf life than fresh figs and are available year-round. 


These are some of the many benefits of eating El Pajarero dried figs



1. Dried figs are a good source of fiber. Dietary fiber is important for maintaining a healthy digestive system. Fiber also helps regulate bowel movements and can reduce the risk of constipation and other digestive disorders. 


2. Dried figs are a good source of minerals such as potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium. Potassium is important for maintaining blood pressure and heart function. Calcium is essential for strong bones and teeth. Iron helps prevent anemia by transporting oxygen to the body's cells. Magnesium is involved in more than 300 biochemical reactions and is important for muscle function, energy production and nerve function.


3. Dried figs contain flavonoids, which are antioxidants that can protect cells from free radical damage. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause cell damage and contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Antioxidants such as flavonoids help neutralize free radicals and prevent cell damage. 


4. Dried figs contain phenolic compounds, which have anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is a natural response of the body to injury or infection, but chronic inflammation can contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as heart disease, arthritis and diabetes. Phenolic compounds can help reduce inflammation throughout the body. 


5. El Pajarero dried figs may improve blood sugar control in people with diabetes. This is because they have a low glycemic index (GI), which means they cause a gradual rise in blood sugar levels after eating them. Low GI foods are beneficial for people with diabetes because they help control blood sugar levels. 


6. Dried figs can improve heart health in several ways. They can help lower cholesterol levels and improve circulation by widening blood vessels. Both of these effects can help reduce the risk of heart disease. 


7 Eating dried figs can help prevent and treat anemia. Anemia is a disease characterized by low levels of hemoglobin, which is the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body. Dried figs are a good source of iron, which is necessary for hemoglobin production. Eating iron-rich foods, such as El Pajarero dried figs, can help prevent and treat anemia. 


As you can see, there are many reasons to incorporate dried figs into your diet! Not only are they delicious, but they also offer numerous health benefits. If you're looking for a nutritious snack that will give you energy and keep you satiated, grab some dried figs next time - you won't regret it!





Figs, with their mellow flesh and the crunchy touch of their seeds, are a pleasure for all the senses. Not only that, but they are succulent and provide us with energy, vitamins, minerals and fibre.


Thanks to their unique taste and nutritional value, they are unlike any other fruit on the market today. 


Today we would like to tell you about their origin and history.



A bit of history


Figs are a delicious and nutritious fruit that have been appreciated by humans for thousands of years. And not only are they delicious, but they also have a long and fascinating history. 


The fig tree is believed to have originated in the Middle East or Asia Minor and has been cultivated throughout the Mediterranean region for centuries. Figs have been enjoyed since ancient times and are even mentioned in the Bible. 


Scholars believe they were one of the first plants domesticated by man. They reached the Mediterranean region, and consequently the rest of the world, through human migration. 


In ancient times, figs were an important source of food for many peoples. They were also used for medicinal purposes to treat various ailments.


It has been present in Greece for centuries. There it is known as the "fruit of the philosophers", because it was valued by those who knew how good it tasted!


The ancient Egyptians believed that figs were a gift from God and consumed them to maintain good health. 



The symbolism of figs


For centuries, figs have been associated with peace, prosperity and fertility. 


In ancient Greece and Rome, figs were an important part of the diet, and the trees were often planted near houses as a symbol of good luck. 

Today, figs still play an important role in some religions. 


In Christianity, the fig tree is associated with paradise, and in Islam it is considered a symbol of purity. In Hinduism, the tree is considered sacred, and in Judaism, it is a symbol of abundance. Buddhists also hold the fig tree in high esteem, believing that it was under a fig tree that Buddha attained enlightenment. Whether eaten or simply admired, figs have always been prized for their beauty and symbolism.



Figs today

Today, figs remain popular and are grown in many parts of the world. The main producers of figs are Turkey, Egypt, Greece, Morocco and Spain. There are more than 700 varieties of fig trees worldwide, and about 300 of them are grown for human consumption. 


Figs are a good source of fibre and other nutrients, and can be enjoyed in many different ways. Whether eaten fresh, dried or in a recipe, figs are a delicious and nutritious food.


They pair excellently with red meats, poultry, fish and cheeses. They are also an excellent ingredient in all kinds of desserts and cakes. On our blog, you will find many recipes


Figs have been around for centuries and are a delicious and nutritious fruit. They are also full of history and can be enjoyed in many different ways. We hope you try them for yourself and let us know what you think on our social networks - thanks for reading!




A few days ago, in the first part of this article,  we told you about the importance of potassium intake for your health. Today we bring you the second and final part. 

We all know that potassium is important for our health, but do we know how much we should consume every day? This time, we will focus on the recommended intake and list some of the main foods high in potassium, especially fruits :) 


In many cases, most people don't think about this mineral until they are diagnosed with an electrolyte imbalance. As we told you in part one, potassium is essential for maintaining fluid balance, transmitting nerve impulses and contracting muscles. It also helps keep blood pressure under control and may reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. As well as being found in many leafy green vegetables, potassium is present in other healthy foods such as figs, oranges, yoghurt, salmon and avocados. Below is a more detailed explanation of how much potassium we need each day and some tips for getting more potassium in our diet. 


How much potassium should we consume each day?

What we eat has a direct impact on our overall health. Eating the right foods helps maintain the right level of potassium, which is essential for healthy cell function. By eating a balanced diet, we can help our bodies stay strong and prevent disease.

The amount of potassium needed depends on age and gender. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, the average recommended daily amounts are:


  • Children 1 to 3 years old: 2,000 mg.
  • Children 4 to 8 years old: 2,300 mg
  • Boys 9-13 years: 2,500 mg
  • Girls 9-13 years: 2,300 mg
  • Adolescents 14-18 years (boys): 3,000 mg
  • Adolescents 14-18 years (girls): 2,300 mg
  • Adults 19 years and older (men): 3,400 mg
  • Adults over 19 (women): 2,600 mg
  • Pregnant women: 2,900 mg
  • Breast-feeding women: 2.800 mg


It is important for the general population to get their daily dose of potassium. As mentioned at the beginning, potassium is found in many foods. In addition to those mentioned in the first part of this article https, it is also found in green leafy vegetables. Dried fruits such as figs, prunes, apricots, sultanas, walnuts. Also Bananas, oranges. Meat, poultry and fish. Milk, yoghurt. Lentils, soybeans, sweet potatoes, and many others.


Is the banana the fruit that provides us with the most potassium?

For generations, in many cities around the world, the banana has been associated with the fruit that contains the most potassium. Surely if you remember your childhood, the words of your parents or grandparents will resonate when they insisted that you should eat at least one a day. In reality, there are fruits that provide even higher amounts.


Here is a list of the fruits that, according to the Spanish Nutrition Foundation (FEN), have the highest amount of potassium:



It is the fruit richest in potassium according to the FEN (Spanish Nutrition Foundation), providing 405g in 100 grams, although it also has the highest amount of saturated fatty acids and its consumption is recommended in small portions. Another advantage of coconut is that it contains selenium and iron. 



Avocado is a very nutritious fruit that provides a lot of nutrients. A medium avocado contains 400 mg of potassium per 100 grams, which puts it in second place. It also helps us to maintain heart health and provides us with vitamin E.


Custard apple

Third place goes to a fruit that provides 382 mg of potassium and represents 13% of our recommended intake. Compared to other fruits, custard apple has a high amount of carbohydrates (20%) and is a source of vitamin C.



As you can see, it is not in the first place as it provides us with 350 mg of potassium. Bananas are rich sources of this essential nutrient. It also includes carbohydrates (20%). This fruit also provides 30% of the daily requirement of vitamin B6.



El Pajarero dried figs provide 200mg of potassium per 100 grams of fruit. In addition to calcium, iron and magnesium. It has all the essential amino acids and a large amount of fibre. It has small amounts of vitamin B6 and thiamine.


There are many fruits that also contain high doses of potassium such as grapefruit, melons, apricots, kiwis, peaches, among others.


Potassium is an important mineral that our body needs to function properly. There are many foods high in potassium that can help us achieve this goal. Next time you go shopping, be sure to include some of these potassium-rich foods on your shopping list. 

By the way, what is your favourite potassium-rich food? 


Ours, dried figs :)



If you ask anyone about the minerals our bodies need, they will probably mention calcium, sodium and iron. But what about potassium? This essential mineral is another must-have that our bodies need to function properly. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at it and discover some of its benefits. 


Potassium plays essential roles in the stability of the body's heart rhythm, nervous system and muscles. 


The good news is that it is found in many foods we eat every day. By consuming the right amount, your body will have all the potassium it needs to stay healthy.


Main functions of potassium

Potassium plays multiple roles in the body. Without potassium, our body would not be able to function as it should.

  • Helps regulate blood pressure
  • Stimulates nerve impulses
  • It is involved in the production of proteins
  • Helps eliminate organic waste
  • Helps process carbohydrates
  • Has a diuretic effect
  • Supports muscle function
  • Helps the permeability of membranes 
  • Contributes to nerve transmission
  • Aids in the transport of oxygen to the brain


Some of its benefits

Normal bodily functions depend on the tight regulation of potassium concentrations inside and outside cells. This has many benefits, some of them are:

  • A diet rich in potassium and calcium reduces blood pressure. High blood pressure can have many detrimental effects on the heart, blood vessels and kidneys.
  • It helps regulate the heartbeat. Potassium is essential for this function because it helps maintain electrical activity within cells, especially muscle cells. In fact, two-thirds of the body's total potassium supply is stored in the muscles.
  • Potassium aids muscle contraction by causing muscles to contract more forcefully than they would at rest when they are ready for action - think of muscles contracting during exercise, but with much greater force than they would under normal circumstances.
  • As potassium is a mineral that behaves as an electrolyte, if you play sport or are exposed to rigorous exercise, it is normal to lose fluids and electrolytes after prolonged exertion. Therefore, in addition to consuming potassium, it is essential to drink water to recover and prevent muscle cramps.
  • Potassium is important for maintaining healthy bones. It aids protein synthesis and helps maintain a healthy pH balance in the body. Potassium also helps build the minerals that make up bones.
  • Potassium is an essential nutrient that helps fight fatigue. Low levels of potassium can lead to a feeling of tiredness and lethargy, so it is important to make sure you get enough of this essential nutrient each day.


What foods contain the most potassium?

Some foods rich in potassium include:

  • Broccoli, spinach, cabbage and other green leafy vegetables
  • Dried figs, nuts and others dried fruit
  • Grapes, fresh figs and blackberries
  • Carrots and potatoes
  • Bananas and plantains
  • Whole grains
  • Lentils and pulses
  • Oranges and other citrus fruits
  • Milk and its derivatives
  • Red meat and poultry
  • Fish such as salmon, cod and sardines. etc.


In the second part of this article we will tell you how much potassium you should consume per day, which are the main foods that contain the most and how much potassium they provide. In the meantime, we will tell you more on our social networks:

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Dried figs Tree


Even though it’s always been said that figs are a fruit, technically they are sicones, a fake fruit derived from different flowers covered in a concave and meaty receptacle; to put it simply, they are a small group of inverted flowers that grow inside a seath. Each seath contains hundreds of flowers, and every flower produces a small seed, which is the real fig tree fruit. Each fig has hundreds of achenes, which are a bit crunchy. This means that every time you eat a fig you’re actually eating several fruits at once. The surrounding meat of the achene (the softest and sweetest part that we enjoy the most) is only an accessory for these seeds, although for us and probably for you, it’s the main part of it :)


Directly from Extremadura

Figs grow in warm and dry environments like the mediterranean. Our dried figs, El Pajarero, come from Extremadura,  which is the main Spanish autonomous community in extension and production of figs, since it’s the biggest region to grow fig trees in Spain. The unique characteristics of its climate and land gives them a special flavor, different from the pumpkin variety, a fig that has an exceptional melosity, superior to the other varieties which are bigger, but not as sweet.


How to consume them?

Fresh figs, depending on the variety, are only available from summer to the beginning of autumn, so they have a very short life. Before their consumption, you must note that figs don’t mature after being harvested, therefore you want to avoid ones that are not yet soft. Another thing to consider is that fresh figs are delicate and don’t last long. Make sure to keep them in the refrigerator and eat them a week after buying them. If you'd rather leave them outside to eat them at room temperature, you can keep them, at best, for a couple of days.

Because of all that has been stated previously, even though fresh figs are delicious, so you can keep enjoying their flavor and all its properties, dried figs are a very viable option, since you can consume them all year long either raw or in sweet or savory dishes.


The magic of dried figs

There’s something magical about eating a fig. You only need a bite to unleash its flavor and texture. Figs also are deeply rooted in human history. After all, how many other types of food have been mentioned in the Bible, eaten by Greek olympians and mentioned in antique mythology?


Yes, there is something magical inside figs. There’s a reason we have been eating them since the Neolithic: they’re easy to eat, delicious and of course, very nutritious.


Next time you find dried figs in your local grocery store, buy more than one box. Due to their versatility and endless possibilities, you’ll amaze yourself at how fast you’ll eat them!


Woman eating dried figs


Even though human beings have been consuming dried figs for millenia, there’s still a lot of confusion around the knowledge of this fruit and the benefits it brings. Figs have experienced a great increase in demand, especially by people who, during COVID, were looking for healthy and nutritious food with a long shelf life. 


Unlike fresh figs which have a specific time of the year when they can be consumed, dried figs are available all year round. Fresh figs are harvested mostly in May and are available until August or September, they have a seven-day shelf life, from harvesting to consumption.



¿Why has it called the youth’s attention?


In general, dried figs producers and sellers are experiencing a huge demand. And this peculiarity isn't only seen in people older than 50, as it’s usually always been, but the rise is seen mostly in young people.


Be it because it’s an easy snack and you can take it anywhere; for its big properties for sporty people; or its long shelf life with the right measures, dried figs offer excellent possibilities.


During the pandemic, a lot of young people have discovered that cooking can be a good hobby, and dried figs fit in very well with their exploration of new and unique things. Furthermore, this godsent of a fruit is marvelous when we’re talking about health and flavor.


Another keypoint of dried figs that have awakened interest is that, since it’s a natural product, it adapts very well to a healthy and active lifestyle, and therefore general  wellbeing.


Moreover, the fact that dried figs provide the same flavor and nutrition all year round allows for their consumption to increase.



The particular flavor of dried figs


Ethnic groups, specially from the Mediterranean, Middle east and Asia are the biggest consumer of figs. Nonetheless the more their benefits are known, the knowledge of them expands all around, that’s why they have become a basic food in the diets of people all around the world. 


If you’ve never had the chance to try a dried fig you’re missing out. This fruit is much more than an interesting name.


Dried figs have a unique flavor  and a subtle sweetness that cannot be compared to other fruits.


This, coupled with their versatility and nutritional benefits, make them the perfect fruit to eat on their own or add to a variety of savory or sweet dishes.


Dried figs are here to stay. They are delicious, nutritious and versatile. With their increasing popularity among young people, it's only a matter of time before they become a staple in everyone's diet. 


So the next time you see dried figs at your local grocery store, be sure to buy a bag or two. You won't regret it.


In the Recipes category of our blog, you'll find a lot of delicious and healthy recipes that you will surely love.

dried fig bread El Pajarero


Today we would like to talk about the benefits our fig bread provides, what ingredients it contains and why it's good for your health.


Dried figs, even if they can be eaten alone, they can also be enjoyed as a base for other foods, as it's the case in "Fig bread El Pajarero

which, besides containing dried figs also contains nuts, almonds, sultana raisins, cinnamon and anise grains. It's considered a great option for those who are looking for a healthy, tasty and natural snack.


All these ingredients make it an energetic and toning food that contains many health benefits, specially, it can help improve digestive health and issues with constipation.


With its compact dough and its delicious flavor, fig bread is the perfect snack for anyone who is looking for a gluten free, vegan or vegetarian option because even though it's called "fig bread" it doesn't actually contain any wheat.


10 Benefits that the fig bread El Pajarero provides


For this occasion, and so as not to make it too long, we'll only be talking about the ten main benefits of fig bread with dried fruits, but there are many more, no doubt about it. In another article we'll go into more details about it.


1. It gives you energy and vitality, it's perfect to start the day or to give you a burst of energy between meals.


2. Fig bread is rich in fiber, which makes it an excellent solution for constipation issues.


3. Eating it before a meal can help control hunger and cravings during the main course.


4. If you are an athlete, exercise often or require a lot of energy, its calories make it an ideal snack.


5. Fig bread contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, and vitamin K. It is also rich in potassium, iron and calcium.


6. It does not contain gluten or lactose, so it can be consumed by people with celiac disease or intolerance without any risk.


7. Fig bread is a food with beneficial properties for intestinal traffic and health in general, so its regular consumption can be very positive.


8. It provides energy, minerals and fiber, which in turn helps cardiovascular function.


9. If you have iron deficiency, it can be a good natural remedy.


10. Dried figs provide an important amount of antioxidants that support the immune system.


Fig bread with nuts is a perfect snack for any time of day or night. Besides the benefits it offers for our health it's a good option for those who are looking for alternatives that come from healthy ingredients. Another important point is that they contain a very high nutritional value that doesn't get lost, since it's been proven dried figs can be preserved for long periods of time.


Nonetheless, if you've got any health issues, it's important that you check in with your doctor if this is a favorable food for you.


Let us know if you've already tried it! ;)

Fig bread with nuts El Pajarero


We all have favourite flavours that remind us of a unique moment, family gatherings or simply the warmth of home. For some it is a specific dish, while for others it may be a flavour or an ingredient. 


For Fuensanta, our manager, one of the things that always takes her back to her childhood is fig bread with nuts. She tells us that her father (founder of the company) used to prepare it with his traditional recipe and she used to love helping him, asking for a piece and then another, and another, and another....


With a twinkle in her eye, she adds that every time she tastes fig bread again, those wonderful memories of her childhood come back to her.

Over time, the family recipe has been perfected and became so successful that one day, they decided to elaborate for sales purposes. Today, it is one of the company's most outstanding gourmet products. It is sold internationally and is highly appreciated not only for its traditional recipe, but also for the high quality of its ingredients.


Although it is often referred to as fig "bread", it contains neither flour nor wheat. It is made from dried figs, forming a compact and dense paste, and in the case of Higos El Pajarero, delicious nuts are added.


Although fig bread is a typical preparation of Spanish gastronomy, it can be found in other parts of the world. It is a peasant recipe that was born to allow the lasting preservation of dried figs as an energy food, which was very valuable when farmers worked hard and during long hours..


Nowadays, in Spain, fig bread is produced and consumed not only because it is a natural and delicious product that can be eaten in different ways, but also because its multiple health benefits help protect our organism.

It is the perfect balance between natural life, health and flavour.


And although we will talk about the many benefits of fig bread in another article, we would like to point out that it provides a lot of energy and high doses of fibre, calcium, potassium and magnesium. Perfectly necessary for today's pace of life. It is widely consumed, among others, by athletes and people who need to improve their intestinal transit. 



Suggestions to make your fig bread even more irresistible


•Do you want a trick to get an irresistible texture for El Pajarero fig bread with nuts?


•Take it out of the box, remove the film and put it on a plate.


•Microwave it for about 30" at 450 watts.


•Cut it into triangles or square portions and enjoy!


With this trick, not only will it be easier to cut, but the heat will also enhance the delicious flavours of the dried figs and the other ingredients, creating a wonderful combination between them and creating a delicious treat that's hard to resist.


Combine it with tea, with a sweet wine or simply eat it on its own after your favourite dish. You can also eat it as a snack.


The combination of figs with nuts, cinnamon and aniseed seeds creates an incredible flavour profile.


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. 

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