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#1 Old 09-21-2004, 10:33 AM
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Over time, I notice that dried figs start to get this white ?dust? coating? What is this? Is it just drying out or is it a mold? Will it make you sick? How long do dried figs last once the bag has been opened?
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#2 Old 09-21-2004, 10:52 AM
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It could be the sugars coming to the surface. Or it could be mold. Hard to tell without having the figs in question in front of me...
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when i've seen it on my dried figs it's usually the sugars (i think) because if you taste it it's sweet. i think they last quite awhile.
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#4 Old 09-22-2004, 06:22 AM
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Thanks. I'm rather a freak when it comes to mold - it completely gags me. I'll have to bite the bullet and tongue the stuff. I just hope it's natural sugar...
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at my house dried figs don't last long enough to get to that point
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#6 Old 09-26-2004, 12:13 AM
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at my house dried figs don't last long enough to get to that point



ditto.



it is most likely the natural sugars crystallizing though.
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ok then, what do you people DO with dried figs that they disappear so fast? i ask because, since i HATE wasting food, i dehydrated a bunch of figs someone gave me... but i don't really like eating them either... so what do you do with them?
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ok then, what do you people DO with dried figs that they disappear so fast? i ask because, since i HATE wasting food, i dehydrated a bunch of figs someone gave me... but i don't really like eating them either... so what do you do with them?



i think most people just eat them. that's what i do anyway. they are soooooo delicious.
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#9 Old 09-27-2004, 08:36 AM
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i just eat them as well. but i love them. if you're not as much a fan of them, i'm sure you could find some recipes..but most things with figs (that i've heard of, at least) use fresh ones. but i just eat them. then again, i have an unhealthy obsession with dried fruit.
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