What is a Fresh Fig?
- Although it is considered a fruit, a fig is a flower that is inverted into itself. With a chewy texture and crunchy seeds, fresh figs hold a sweet and succulent flavor. They are a very delicate fruit and must be eaten soon after bringing them home.
How to Eat
- They can be eaten raw, baked, stewed, poached and even grilled. Serve with prosciutto ham and sliced melon for a real treat.
- Help aid digestion and are a good source of natural and simple sugars.
How to Choose
- Choose plump, fragrant figs that slightly give when touched.
How to Store
- Very perishable. Ripen at room temperature, and keep refrigerated between 32 and 36 degrees for 5 to 7 days. Freeze for up to six months.
When are they in season?
- Mid-February through early December
Where are they grown?
- Product of Chile, New Zealand, and U.S.A. (Arizona and California)