Valley Fig Growers

Fruit Nuggets

Fig Nuggets are extruded fig pieces made with Fig Paste. Other ingredients such as fruit fiber solids, dextrose, cornstarch, vegetable oil and/or glycerine (optional) can be added. The finished product is coated with dried corn syrup solids to keep it free flowing. Flavor can be provided by the fruit components in the nugget or flavoring can be added.

Fig Nuggets were developed in order to provide the user with a fruit ingredient having uniform and controlled physical and technical properties such as water activity, flavor, color and texture. They are the first practical sized fig ingredient for use by food manufacturers, and are ideally suited for shelf stable intermediate moisture foods.

Composition

Fruit %: 50-85%

Moisture Content: Approximately 16%

Water Activity: Approximately 0.65

Particle Size

  • 3/8” x 3/8” x random: 700-1,000 per lb.
  • 1/4” x 1/4” x random: 1,200-1,800 per lb.
  • 3/16”diameter x random: 3,000-4,000 per lb.

Applications

Nuggets are cohesive in most applications except wet systems. They can be used in a wide variety of products such as baked goods, cereals, packaged mixes, snack mixes, candy, confectionery, and ice cream.

Packaging

Packed in 30 lb. corrugated cardboard cartons with separate poly liner.

General

This ingredient shall be of food grade and in all respects, including labeling, in compliance with the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938 as amended and all applicable regulations thereunder.

Note: This information accurately represents the current Fig Nugget. However, in our continuing effort to improve products, changes may be made without notice. Please ask for updated specification sheet and/or samples. Let us custom manufacture a product for you.

Recommended Storage

  • ideal 40°-55°F., 55% RH maximum
  • maximum 70°F., 55% RH