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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Iannelli-Rubin

Gettin' Figgy With It.

Figs are a uniquely decadent, sweet and soft fruit filled with seeds. Have you ever eaten one? With a sweet and honeyed taste, and you might say that they are"squishy"in texture. When fresh and ripe, figs are oh so delicious!

Typically used in desserts because of their sweetness, they are also a great fit for charcuterie boards to cut the intense savory flavors of cheese, meat, and other foods. I picked up these fresh Brown Turkey Figs at our local Hannaford recently. They have rusty red to purplish skin and richly toned pink flesh. Fig trees are typically found in the Mediterranean climate.

These decadent fruits have appeared throughout history since the ancient times. Noted as being among the oldest fruits consumed by humans, figs tell a complex and symbolic story in culinary history. They played a popular role of sweetener in all types of dessert before the widespread use of sugar. Figs are high in potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper fiber, and plant calcium. And they also are used for medicinal purposes as a diuretic and laxative. Figs are a good source of antioxidant vitamins A and K that contribute to health and wellness and can be eaten fresh or dried. And figs are also common in jam production.

Stumbling on these at our local grocery store, I had to buy them! They were delicious. We just rinsed them and patted them dry and ate them fresh! They were ripe, sweet and filled with lots of goodness. And, they reminded me so much of my grandmother, and her special holiday fig cookies. Another blog post for that one. Got get them, and get figgy with me, with them!

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02. dec. 2020

We LOVE fresh figs. Especially black mission. We make a fig summer salad with prosciutto and fresh mozzarella, a lemon and honey dressing. It’s seriously the most amazing ever. Loving your blog!!!

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