Figs have been a staple of the heart-healthy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern diets since antiquity, with first evidence of use dating back to 9,000 B.C. Native to Europe and the Middle East, figs are considered by many to be the world’s first “superfood!” Today, 60–70% of the world’s fresh and dried figs are cultivated in Turkey. Because the fig harvesting season is so short, almost 90% of figs are sold dried. Prized Smyrna Figs are named for their ancient city of origin in Turkey. Krinos Smyrna Sun-Dried Figs are all natural, and naturally sun dried. Our plump and juicy dried figs are sweet, dense, chewy and full of flavor. With a thick beige skin, these special figs have subtle notes of honey and vanilla. Krinos Smyrna Sun-Dried Figs are as delicious as they are nutritious and one of the healthiest foods one can consume. Rich in calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium and vitamins B6 and E, they make a perfect on-the-go treat and a great addition to any cheese and nut platter. For a wonderful start to your day, dice our figs into your morning oatmeal, Greek yogurt or a yogurt smoothie along with fresh walnuts and a drizzle of honey. Use Krinos Smyrna Sun-Dried Figs to create a wonderful Mediterranean-inspired stuffing for your next Thanksgiving Turkey. Or add, diced, to a salad of arugula, goat cheese, fresh walnuts and balsamic vinaigrette. Serve our figs with goat cheese or gorgonzola. Or use our Krinos Smyrna Sun-Dried Figs to make a delectable pan sauce for duck, pork and lamb. If you love baking, you will find countless uses for Smyrna Figs! Use them to impart earthy flavor and texture to fig and walnut oatmeal cookies, homemade fig newtons, fig and date bread or fig scones and muffins. Before adding diced figs into any batter, coat them with flour so they don’t sink to the bottom of your baked masterpiece. A chef’s tip for cutting our figs: because dried figs are inherently sticky, freeze them for an hour before slicing them. You might find using scissors is easier than using a knife. To reconstitute our figs, soak them in water that has just finished boiling, so the figs are barely covered, and let them sit for 2 to 4 hours. Krinos Smyrna Sun-Dried Figs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to six months.