Fig. 101: What is the White Powder on Dried Figs

What is the white powder on dried figs—learn more about sugaring on figs. Valley Fig Growers is your go-to source for premium dried figs. Photo by Sandi Gaertner

If you’ve ever wondered, what is the white powder on your Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Dried Figs, you might think it’s mold, but more likely, it’s actually naturally occurring fruit sugar crystals. This common occurrence is called sugaring on figs. The process sometimes happens in exceptionally sweet dried figs. It happens when the natural fruit sugars crystallize on the … Read More