The fig’s characteristics
The fig, from the Latin ficus carica, is the fruit of the common fig tree, part of the Moraceae family. It is the emblem of the Mediterranean Basin where it has been cultivated over several millennia.
Black, green or purple, figs contain a surprising variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
There are several varieties of fig including:
Georges Helfer SA (Switzerland) specializes in the import of exotic fruit such as the fig and has strong links with countries of production. The company has a comprehensive and carefully controlled traceability system so produce is tracked until it reaches the end consumer.
Georges Helfer SA (Switzerland) also has well established arrangements for shipping figs, by air or road from all countries of origin.
Figs are supplied in several sizes: 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, in 1kg or 1.5 kg boxes.