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Dried figs?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
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?
post #2 of 9
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...
post #3 of 9
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.
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
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...
post #5 of 9
at my house dried figs don't last long enough to get to that point
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by porvida View Post

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.
post #7 of 9
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?
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by dirtysole View Post

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.
post #9 of 9
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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