Figs can be found fresh when in season, or dried throughout the year. They are an excellent sweetener in recipes, and work well as a high-fiber alternative where dates are called for.

Fresh figs do not ripen once picked. Choose figs that are soft without being bruised or mushy. Fresh figs will last only 2-3 days in the refrigerator.

Serving size: 100 g (about 2-3 small figs)
Region: California Turkey, Greece, Portugal and Spain

Health Benefits

Colon A very effective natural laxative. Dissolve mucus in the intestines.


Calcium 35 mg 3% By volume, figs contain more calcium than most other foods.
Carbohydrates 19.2 g 6% A good source of carbohydrates because they also contains a lot of fiber.
Fiber 2.9 g 12% A high-fiber alternative sweetener in recipes.