Valley Fig Growers

Fig Concentrate

Fig concentrate is a natural product containing no preservatives or additives.  It is a pure concentrated water extract derived by leaching the figs with water and concentrating the resulting extract under vacuum to a minimum of 70° Brix (70% fruit soluble solids).

Fig concentrate is used in many applications such as cookies, sauces, fillings, cereals and fruit breads. Fig concentrate is widely used by the tobacco industry to give a special flavor-aroma character and to retain freshness in the finished tobacco product. Other applications such as kombucha, beer, and liquor.

  • Color: Amber to dark brown.
  • Flavor: A fruity characteristic fig-like flavor is inherent in fig concentrate.
  • A desirable pH 3.8 - 4.4 for bakery and confectionery applications. The natural acid present is a benefit for many other ingredient uses in food manufacturing.
  • A natural replacement for sucrose, corn syrup, and molasses for flavoring and sweetening.
  • It has virtually no sucrose content. This is of interest to certain health food manufacturers and to many potential ingredient users where high reducing sugar content is desirable.
  • Adequate yeast activity is promoted in yeast doughs when fig concentrate is added as a natural balanced yeast food.
  • It is a source of natural brown color. Due to the color of fig concentrate, it may replace caramel coloring in some applications. Such a replacement would be desirable where a “natural” connotation is sought by the manufacturer. As a coloring agent, fig concentrate would enable a manufacturer to list “fig concentrate” in the ingredient statement instead of “caramel coloring added” or “artificial coloring added”.
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Ingredients:

Soluble fig solids and water

Composition:

  • Brix: 70° minimum
  • pH: 3.8-4.6
  • Specific gravity: 1.34997-136261

Recommended storage:

  • 40°-70°F.
  • Shelf Life: 12 months unopened
 

Nutritional Composition - Fig Concentrate

NUTRITIONAL CONTENT PER 100 GRAMS:

Dietary ComponentAmount
Total Calories276.00 kcal
Total Fat0.00 g
Saturated Fat0.00 g
Trans Fat0.00 g
Cholesterol0.00 mg
Sodium14.70 mg
Total Carbohydrate67.80 g
Dietary Fiber0.90 g
Total Sugars60.30 g
Added Sugars0.00 g
Protein1.36 g
Vitamin D0.00 mcg
Calcium24.70 mg
Iron0.90 mg
Potassium697.00 mg
Vitamin B60.19 mg

INGREDIENTS: Soluble fig solids and water

 

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