A Mission fig is a dark purple fig and is known for its sweet flavor and purple color. The seeds tend to be smaller in size than other varieties and the skin is thinner. The Golden fig is a yellow golden color and is known for its sweet, somewhat nutty flavor. The seeds in Golden figs tend to be more pronounced and have a chewier skin.
Yes, our figs are certified Kosher by Orthodox Union. Many of our products are also certified Kosher. Look for the OU symbol on our retail and bulk packaging.
Yes, our figs are free of GMO's. Although we are not certified non-GMO, we have no reason to believe any of our products contain GMO's.
Our products are not currently certified Halal, however San Joaquin Figs certifies that all raw materials, utensils, tools, equipment, and packaging materials used in the processing, packing, and storage of our products do not contain or come in contact with any animal based products or alcohol at any time.
Yes, figs naturally are gluten free. Along with figs, our other products are also gluten-free! Our facility does not handle any products or ingredients that may contain gluten. San Joaquin figs does not presently make a "Certified Gluten Free Statement" because we do not test for gluten on a regular basis. We have no reason to believe that our products contain gluten.
Yes, figs fit perfectly into a vegan diet. Along with figs, many of our other products can also fit into a vegan diet. San Joaquin Figs does not presently make a “Certified Vegan Statement,” because we do not utilize an independent 3rd party to certify the vegan status of our products.
Natural fruit sugars can move to the surface of figs over time. This natural process, called sugaring, occurs because of the sweetness of figs. Customers sometimes mistake this for mold, but it is simply fruit sugars crystallizing on the surface, and customers in some markets actually prefer sugared figs!
Yes, dried figs can be frozen without being damaged. You should use an airtight bag or container and they can last up to a year in the freezer.