There’s nothing like the unique sweetness of figs. The delicate nature of the fresh fruit means it’s particularly difficult to export, but dried figs are equally delicious and are available all year round.

Figs are high in natural sugars, minerals and soluble fibre. They are rich in  potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and copper and are a good source of antioxidant vitamins A, E and K.

Dried figs have an almost jam-like quality to them that adds a burst of flavour to all kinds of dishes. They are just as versatile as raisins and dried cranberries – toss them into salads, turn them into elegant appetizers or turn them into beautiful cakes and baked treats,

Our Amphora Organic Dried Figs are wonderful ready-to-eat treats. We import only organic Turkish Aydin ­figs ripened on trees, handpicked and dried naturally, with no preservatives or colours added. The figs are then gently pasteurized and rehydrated with natural spring water, making them soft and moist.

Get a pack for yourself to snack on, or try these recipes at home.

Oatmeal, fig and walnut bars by Epicurious

Fig, almond and date smoothie by Reboot with Joe

Dried fig, goat cheese and arugula salad by California Figs

Baked brie with figs, walnuts and pistachios by The Mediterranean Dish

Pear crostata with figs and honey by Epicurious

Lemon-fig cake by Martha Stewart