Dried Fig

Iranian fig is an indigenous plant of West Asia and its cultivation traces back to thousands of years ago. Iranian fig is world renowned especially for its color and size. This delicious and nutritious fruit which is available in both fresh and dried types increases both physical and sexual power and contains considerable amounts of iron, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, vitamins E, C, D, B6 and B12. Dried figs have 5 times more calories than fresh figs. Iranian dried fig is produced without any additives and is completely natural.

Bitatin company produces and packages 5 kinds of figs:

A, AA, 3A, PPP, C

No Test factor Test result Daily value Special comment
1 Simple carbohydrates (mono saccharides & disaccharides) 75/5 % ---
2 Total fat 4/4 % ---
3 Saturated fatty acid in 100 gram 0.96 % --- According to Azmoongostar labratory report
4 Transient fatty acid in 100 gram negative --- According to Azmoongostar labratory report
5 Protein 5.68 % ---
6 Total carbohydrate 77.92 % ---
7 Fiber --- ---
8 Sodium(milligram in 100 gram) 40 ---
9 Calcium(milligram in 100 gram) --- ---
10 Total energy(kcal) 382 --- In 100 gram
Row Test parameter Test result Tolerance (national standard of Iran) compatibility Reference standard (National standard of Iran)
1 Odour,Flavor,Color Normal Normal Compatible 226
2 Live pests Negative Negative Compatible 226
3 Pest damage percentage (in weight) N.D Max 6 Compatible 226
4 Foreign material percentage Negative Max 0.2 Compatible 226
5 Dirt percentage 0.2 Max 3 Compatible 226
6 Damaged berries percentage N.D Max 5 Compatible 226
7 Undeveloped berries percentage N.D Max 3 Compatible 226
8 Moist percentage 8.9 Max 12 Compatible 226
9 Aflatoxin B1 0<0.1 Max 5 Compatible 226
10 Total Aflatoxin 0<1 Max 15 Compatible 226
Row Test factor Test result Tolerance compatibility Reference standard Deficiency type
1 Escherichia coli Negative Negative Compatible -- --
2 Mold 100> Max 500 Compatible -- --
3 Coliform 10> Max 100 Compatible -- --
Grade A
Grade A

Grade A figs are 14-20 mm in size (diameter) and are mostly yellow and white. Some of the figs in this grade are also brown in color. Closed-mouthed figs make up a higher percentage of figs in this grade and only a small number of figs are open-mouthed. The classification of this grade based on color is as the following :

Grade AA
Grade AA

AA figs are 20-23 mm in size (diameter) and are mostly white and yellow in color with a small number of brown berries. Compared to grade A figs, the percentage of open-mouthed figs in this grade is much higher and are classified based on color as the following :

Grade 3A
Grade 3A

3A figs are more than 23 mm in size (diameter) and are white and yellow in color. Some of the figs in this grade are also brown. Here, the percentage of open-mouthed figs is higher compared to the two previous grades and makes up the majority of the figs. This grade is classified as below:

Parak fig
Parak fig

After being size-sorted, the biggest size, the most open-mouthed and the lightest colored figs that come out of the size sorting machine are called Parak figs. This grade is also known as the most expensive and the most luxurious grade among all the other types.

Grade C
Grade C

The figs that are broken, damaged or deformed during the collecting, transportation, storage or sorting processes are called grade C figs. This grade of fig is not suitable for the dried fruit market and is mostly used for industrial purposes and being processed in to paste, liquid sugar, jam, etc. It can also be used in biscuits, cookies, and chocolate or in drug, cigarette and honey bee food industries.