Figs are a soft sweet fruit, with a very thin outer skin and an inside full of small seeds. Figs range in color and texture. With over one hundred and fifty kinds of figs, the most popular varieties include:
Black Mission: blackish-purple skin and pink colored flesh
Kadota: green skin and purplish flesh
Calimyrna: greenish-yellow skin and amber flesh
Brown Turkey: purple skin and red flesh
Fresh Figs should be kept refrigerated and can be stored between 5 and 7 days.
Figs can be frozen in a sealed bag or container for up to 6 months.
Wash figs with cool water
Remove the stem and gently wipe dry the figs.
Figs can be then eaten as a whole or added to oatmeal or any other whole grain breakfast or to a fennel salad.
Why It's Great
Figs are a good source of:
Dietary fiber which helps in digestion and helps prevent constipation
Vitamin B6 which helps the body make antibodies which our body needs to fight diseases.
Potassium which is mineral that helps the heart, kidneys, and other organs work normally.