The fig tree is one of the first plants ever cultivated by humans - this ancient tree, which belongs to the Mulberry family, originated in the Middle East and Western Asia and still fairs best in temperate regions that experience hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Sometimes referred to as the ‘false fruit’, the fig is not really a fruit at all, but rather an inverted flower that grows to between 3 and 5 centimetres in length and ripens from a vivid green to a deep purple or light brown colour. Packed with tiny seeds, organic dried figs boast an intensely sweet flavour, are surprisingly crunchy and they’re literally bursting with natural fruit sugars, fibre, vitamin B1, iron, calcium, sodium and potassium.
Dried organic figs make an incredibly wholesome superfood snack straight from the bag and are simply ideal in a large variety of sweet and savoury rawfood recipes including raw salads, raw chocolate, raw trail mix and raw desserts.
*This rawfood pancake recipe requires a dehydrator
- 1 organic banana
- 2 organic pears
- 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon of coconut nectar
You’ll need to prepare these delicious raw pancakes the evening before. To do so, place all of the above ingredients into your blender and mix into a lovely, thick paste. Now spread this mixture evenly onto a number of dehydrator sheets and place into your dehydrator at a setting of 115 Fahrenheit. Allow your pancakes to dry for around 5 hours before flipping over. With each pancake put in 5 blueberries for berrie burst in your bites! Leave to dehydrate until morning, by which time they’ll be good to go! Next morning, carefully remove the pancakes from your dehydrator sheets and pop them onto plates. Drizzle more coconut nectar (if desired) before serving.
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