Fig: The Forever Flavor

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Fig: The Forever Flavor
Bellisari's Blistered Jalapeno and Fig on appetizer

Of our Bellisari’s Gourmet Sauces and Spreads, our Blistered Jalapeno & Fig Spread is definitely a favorite. In this spread, the lush sweetness of figs is balanced by the subtle hint of heat from the blistered jalapenos, creating an aromatic bouquet of flavors that work well in both sweet and savory dishes.

It only takes one bite to realize there's something magical about eating figs. They don't look that exciting as far as fruits go, but one bite reveals how colorful and flavorful they are inside. If we stop and think about it, figs can actually connect us to the history of humanity. After all, how many other foods can say they've been written about in the Bible, eaten by Greek Olympians and talked about in ancient mythology? Yes, there's something magical about figs, but don't let that intimidate you. There's a reason why people have been eating figs since the Neolithic period—they're easy, delicious, and healthy!

Figs are not only the main ingredient in a very popular cookie, the fig bar, but are also a very tasty part of many other recipes. Part of the allure of the fig comes from its unique taste and texture. They’re lusciously sweet and feature a complex texture that combines the chewiness of their flesh, the smoothness of their skin, and the crunchiness of their seeds. In addition, since fresh figs are so delicate and perishable, some of their mystique comes from their relative rarity. Because of this, the majority of figs are dried, either by exposure to sunlight or through an artificial process, creating a sweet and nutritious dried fruit that can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Once you’ve tried Bellisari’s Blistered Jalapeno & Fig Spread, you’ll not only want to always have a jar on hand for yourself, but you’ll also want to turn all of your friends on to it too! Don’t be selfish and keep this delicious secret to yourself. 😉 As a matter of fact, all of our gourmet spreads and sauces make excellent gifts for clients, friends, and loved ones. Once you serve one of these delectable dishes to anyone, they’ll be clamoring for the recipe. Our products are perfect for the foodie in your group who loves to cook and appreciates our unique gourmet flavors, but they’re also perfect for someone who doesn’t do much cooking because they are so easy to use. Check out to find our products already attractively packaged for all of your gift-giving needs. 

Whether you’re buying for yourself or to give as a gift, from all of us at Bellisari’s enjoy!

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