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.
||100 g (about 2-3 small figs)
||California Turkey, Greece, Portugal and Spain
||A very effective natural laxative. Dissolve mucus in the intestines.
||By volume, figs contain more calcium than most other foods.
||A good source of carbohydrates because they also contains a lot of fiber.
||A high-fiber alternative sweetener in recipes.