Known as “strained fig” because of its size and honey ratio, dried figs grown in the Aegean province of Aydın are adorning royal tables in countries all around the world.
Turkey ranks first in the world in dried fig production and trade, while Aydın is the province with the highest production.
Called a “miracle fruit,” figs contain 2,900 calories per kilogram. Thanks to its high calories, fig produces vitamins E and B and passes into the blood very quickly and as a result increases the body temperature in a short time.
Approximately 40,000 tons out of 60,000 tons of dried figs grown on an area of 37,000 hectares in Aydın are exported to a number of countries in the world, Europe in particular.
Dried figs collected during the first period of the harvest are among the indispensables of the royal table. Royal families in Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium and Morocco are supplied special strained figs from Aydın.