Where to buy it, how to use it, and more!
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Figs are an edible fruit that has a soft flesh filled with many tiny, edible seeds. Dried figs are the dehydrated form of this fruit.
Where to buy good figs
Fresh figs – Fresh figs are difficult to find because they are highly perishable. Some grocery stores in warm climates carry them in the warmer months.
Dried figs – We really like these dried Turkish figs from Amazon. Also, you can sometimes find dried figs at your local supermarket.
Are figs a healthy food?
Figs are a very healthy food. They are a good source of calcium, copper, B vitamins, fiber, and other valuable nutrients.
Different varieties of dried figs
There are many different varieties of figs and they all taste different. Most people prefer the sweet, milk taste of Turkish figs (and most do not like the strong taste of mission figs).
How do you use figs?
Both fresh and dried figs can be eaten by themselves, cut up into hot cereal, or baked into baked goods.
Recipes that use dried figs
How to store dried figs
Fresh ripe figs should be stored in the refrigerator.
Dried figs should be stored in a cool, dry place.