Fig is one the world’s oldest fruit, alternatively called as “sacred fruit” in many different cultures and religions. The motherland of figs known as Ciara Region is located in Western Turkey and now named as Aegean Region. Apart from this, fig is entirely used as a great cure for human metabolism as the dietary fibers that the fruit contains help the digestion system to clean the body. The variety of Turkish sun dried figs is Ficus carica and called as "Sarılop". The origin of this fruit is Aydın, a certain area within the Aegean Region. Because of the climate of this area, figs have thin skin and high honey content which are differentiating characteristics from other varieties. Sun dried figs are firstly fumigated, then after sizing they are selected under UV lights to remove the fruits contaminated by aflatoxin. Figs are mechanically washed with salty water, dried in oven, if required, to reach the optimum moisture content, and inspected on tables to remove any foreign material and defects like mouldy, spoilt or damaged. Selected high quality figs are X-ray scanned and packed into cartons in natural form, or manipulated and packed into different packagings depending on the customer's requests. Finally, they are metal detected before release. Figs contain no other additives. This process takes place under the highest standards of hygiene and good manufacturing practices.
We are currently processing the figs for the industries and the food services as wholes (natural or manipulated, ornagic), diced, strips and paste in the bulk packaging and in many different types of packaging for the retail industry.
Additionally, in accordance to our Ready to eat / Pausterisation line, we are also able to process and pack in different packaging formats high moisture figs without any preservative.