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UN-FIG-GETTABLE
21 Sep 2018



 
With fig flavoured products growing by more than 80% since 2012,[i] and Instagram naming it one of the most photographed foods on the planet,[ii] it’s clear that figs are currently having a moment with foodies.
 
With the fig season in full swing, it’s time to make the most of this magic fruit which is not just delicious and Instagrammable but also packed with great health benefits. Not only are figs rich in antioxidant vitamins, they are also an excellent source of fibre and minerals, which can help improve digestive wellness and help keep calcium in bones.[iii]
 
Whether you’re a fan of figs because they are irresistibly photogenic, or you love their nutritional quality, a pack of four figs will cost you only 29p at supermarket Aldi, thanks to its Super 6 fresh fruit and vegetable offers from 13th September.
 
Not sure how to introduce figs to your diet? Try this scrumptious truffle recipe, available at www.aldi.co.uk/recipes:
 
Fig, Walnut and Chocolate Truffles
 
Ingredients
 
  • 1 pack of 4 Fresh Figs
  • 100g The Pantry Walnuts
  • 125g Moser Roth 70% Dark Chocolate
  • 50g Greenvale Salted Butter
  • 40g The Pantry Cocoa Powder
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Method
 
Wash the figs and remove the stalks. Chop figs into chunks. Put the walnuts and figs into a food processor and blitz until you have a coarse paste.
 
Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan of boiling water, making sure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Once melted, add the fig and walnut mix. Stir well to combine.
 
Allow to cool, then refrigerate for a few hours until firm. Roll spoonfuls into balls about 15g each, then roll in the cocoa powder. Keep in the fridge until needed.
 
-ENDS-
 
For more information, please contact the Aldi Consumer Press Office on:
T: 020 7025 6611 or E: aldiconsumer@redconsultancy.com
 
 
 
 
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