Figs (Each) are soft like ripe fruit, but not juicy, nor do they have the smooth creaminess of fruits like custard apples. The flesh of a ripe fig is pulpy and jellylike, but also grainy from the seeds. The floret filaments add a dense stringiness. While it’s rich in natural sugar, it also has the distinction of containing as much calcium, fibre and antioxidants as any plant-based food. Each fig also provides just the right amounts of the nutrients magnesium, manganese, calcium, copper,potassium, vitamin K, and vitamin B6.
Figs are usually eaten raw. The entire fig is edible, from the thin skin to the red or purplish flesh and the myriad tiny seeds, but they can be peeled if you wish. Always cut off the stem.
Did you know?
A fresh fig is one of the most beautiful fruits of the Mediterranean. Figs are one of the earliest fruits cultivated. Although considered a fruit, the fig is actually a flower inverted into itself.
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