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Cilento White Fig

Cilento White Fig
White fig from Cilento
Cilento White Fig
Fichi impaccati

Cilento white fig has exclusive features: a yellow-green skin, an abundant pulp, and a very sweet taste. About 80,000 tons/year are produced. It can be eaten fresh, dried, or as a syrup. Dried figs are without a doubt an aristocratic production in the field of dried fruits. They are prepared in various ways: filled with walnuts and almonds, covered with chocolate, or in a wooden stick like kebabs. The fig cultivation in Cilento has very ancient origins and probably goes back to the 4th century BC. The plant was considered sacred by the Greeks and is linked to episodes of the Bible and to legends. In the past, figs were used to prepare herb teas. Today, thanks to their therapeutic properties, are used to prepare diet foodstuffs and in the herbalist's shop. The role played by the tree to protect the environment is also important.

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