HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >

Discussion

A white bloom on dried black mission figs (organic): is it mold?

  • 5

Just bought some organic dried mission figs from Whole Foods. Some of the figs have a white "bloom" on them that looks like white lichen or some kind of mold, or even like crystallized sugar. The figs taste fine. Should I be concerned?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. It's probably crystallized sugars, safe and normal for dried figs.

    4 Replies
    1. re: amyzan

      Whew! Thanks. I can eat without fear now.

      1. re: bella_sarda

        I seem to have a similar issue with my dried figs, which I would regret wasting. How did those questionable figs work out for you in 2007, if you don't mind me asking?

        1. re: summerstripes

          I've often had older dried figs get a bloom like that, and it's not mold, and they're fine.

          1. re: summerstripes

            I'm pretty sure those figs never made me ill. So eat up!