Dried figs are better for you

Our dried fig producer, Santomiele told us that dried figs have three times the nutritional benefits of fresh figs. They contain fiber, potassium, calcium and magnesium, that’s why local people from Cilento are known for their longevity. Watch Santomiele’s Anna Maria telling us all about the properties of dried figs!

Just in from Cilento, Figs!

All the flavor of summer freshness, in this wonderful winter delight.  We know, so many of our friends have been waiting! Finally, Dried Figs by Santomiele Farm are back! DOP White Dottato Figs With almonds, raisins, and candied orange & lemon peel Soaked in rum (booze!) and fig molasses for 24 hours Santomiele: handmade in Italy…

What does Fagottino, Really means? Best Dried Figs from Ciento

Have you watched our latest interview with Antonio from our favorite fig farm? We know you are curious exactly what we mean when we say our White Dottato Figs from Cilento are packaged in their own leaves. And what exactly is a “fagottino” anyway?  We know this word sounds like a slur in English, but in…

Why is the Dried White Dottato Fig from Cilento so Special?

From over 600 varieties of Italian figs comes one that shines above the rest. The White Dottato Fig from Cilento  is marvelous. Why is it marvelous? Let Antonio from Santomiele Farm break down for you the 2 natural characteristics of this fig that make it taste so good (watch the video, below). They are so…

Santomiele Dry Figs Worth of Martha Stewart’s Wedding

Martha Stewart’s Fall Wedding Flower Arrangements series is not just for autumn brides and wedding planners. This table is simply stunning for any fall/winter feast. Take a look at this photo again, that small brown package sitting on the dish comes to you from Cilento, Italy and contains the precious and divine Fico Dottato DOP,…

Not Just Dry Figs! These are DOP Dottato Figs from Cilento.

This is a picture of Fico Dottato, a fig which grows in South of Italy. But if it grows in Cilento, it becomes a very special fig! So special that it is certified DOP!!! Cilento is an area in Campania, south of the Amalfi coast. The Dottato figs are also called White figs, because their…

Dry White FIGS from Cilento – They are Certified DOP

This lovely package contains the most spectacular DRY FIGS you have ever tasted.  They have a dense white pulp that is extra sweet,  more tender and fine seeded than the coarse Turkish, Greek or Calabrian figs one usually finds in the market. Stuffed with almonds, soaked in rum and fig mollasses with citrus peel and…

These figs are explosive and the FDA is investigating.

  AIUTO!!! We received our prized dry figs recently, just in time for the holidays. The figs are perfect and delicious but the FDA has not yet cleared them. We are told the reason FDA are not releasing the dry figs is that the label, a little tag attached with a lovely cord to the product, says “fichi…

Gustiamo – the Products. Santomiele Dry Figs

This is Antonio Longo, the owner of Santomiele, a small company in Cilento, which is in Campania, near Paestum. The area is beautiful, I went to visit Antonio a couple of years ago. Cilento is famous for many things, in particular for its Dottato Figs, which have a white and delicate skin and small seeds. These figs are…