03 Nov 2009

Figs are believed to be indigenous to western Asia and are now common throughout the Mediterranean area as well as South Africa. They have pinkish flesh with green skin. They're fat-, sodium- and cholesterol-free, and contain a high mineral content. The fruit is also rich in fibre and carbohydrates, provided in the form of glucose.

Use: Figs can be stored, wrapped airtight, in the refrigerator for up to three days. They're tasty eaten fresh, dried or canned, and can be pureed into juice. They're also popular in confections and desserts, served with cheese, or as accompaniments to meat and poultry.


You might also Like

NEXT ON FOOD24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.