& soft texture
A very healthful kind of fruit
Not only beautiful but also healthful!
The teardrop shaped enchantress is full of vitamins, irons, antioxidants and fibres.
The Fibres and the prebiotics present in figs nourish and tone the intestines, acting as a natural laxative. Therefore, figs are used as an alternative treatment for digestive problems.
Fibres are also known for their positive influence on weight loss.
Furthermore, figs have the ability to aid with the management of the blood sugars due to the potassium that they contain.
Besides vitamins A, K, and magnesium complete the range of nutrients present in figs.
How to eat it?
The fruit is ripe and ready to eat when the figs peel feels soft to the touch.
The optimum flavour occurs when the fruit is really ripe.
Sometimes figs show their ripeness through little cracks in the skin.
Best buy your Figs ‘Ready-to-Eat’, that should be mentioned on the label of the punnet.
Figs are easily perishable, consume them shortly after buying them and keep ripe figs in the fridge. However, room temperature is best for enjoying your figs.
Figs are delicious as a fresh fruit, just rinse them before eating.
Another way is to tear the fruit open and eat the inside.
The skin is edible, but you can easily peal it off if you prefer not to eat it.
A seasonal fruit
European figs are cultivated around the Mediterranean, mostly available through summer and autumn.
Nowadays, import allows us to consume fresh figs 12 months a year, as many countries like South-Africa, the U-S or even Brazil cultivate them.
A unique kind of fruit
Figs are unique first of all in the way they grow and develop: they are actually an inverted flower that grows outside-in.
Secondly, the taste and texture are exceptional.
The pink flesh has a sweet, mild taste, is soft yet chewy and contains crunchy little seeds.
Before the times of refined sugar, figs were a praised sweetener.