Figs

(Black Mission, Kadota)

Nutritional Information
Good source of fiber.

What To Look For
Firm fruit that yields to slight pressure. Color varies according to variety from pale green/yellow to almost black. Sweet aroma.

Easy Storage and Preparation
Will keep at room temperature for a few days, or longer in the refrigerator. Skin, seeds, and flesh are edible.

Best Uses
Raw (best at room temperature): good with cheese, green salads, and ham.
Cooked: tarts. Good with strong meats.

Recipes
Greens and Figs with Blue Cheese
Country Ham with Grilled Figs and Fresh Cantaloupe



Other Fruits


Apricots
Blueberries
Cantaloupe
Casaba Melon
Cherries

Currants
Figs
Nectarines
Papayas
Pineapples

Raspberries
Rhubarb
Strawberries
see also:  Spring Vegetable Guide
Summer Vegetable Guide | Summer Fruit Guide
Fall Vegetable Guide | Fall Fruit Guide
Winter Vegetable Guide | Winter Fruit Guide
 
related links:  FDA's Tips for Handling Fresh Produce



NOTE:
An excellent source contains more than 20 percent of the Daily Value for that nutrient. A good source contains between 10 and 19 percent of the Daily Value.

   Source: Copyright 2000 by Ellen Haas.
From the book "Great Adventures in Food" By Ellen Haas.
Used with permission of St. Martin's Press, LLC.

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