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FIGS are nature's candy!. They are incredibly sweet and come in a convenient single serving case that locks in the juices until you're ready to enjoy! Most people have had dried figs (especially in fig newtons!), but fresh figs are a real treat! They are gorgeous and delicious! Perfect for your cheese platter as they pair nicely with cheeses, they are also an unusual addition to your fruit platter and can be cooked in savory dishes too. Dried figs are chewy and sweet. Fresh figs are light and sweet with an interplay of crunch from the tiny seeds, soft skin, and juicy meat. Black Mission Figs have a thin black-purple skin and are an inviting deep pink inside. Monks brought these figs to California where this crop spread to other missions and hence, their name. Calimyrna Figs are an even rarer treat fresh as these are the predominant ones that are dried. These are green-yellow skin that is a bit thicker than the Black Missions (so some people peel them) and inviting ivory-pink on the inside. Calimyrnas came from California (Cali) and are born from the Turkish Smyrna (myrna) fig. Brown Turkey Figs have copper brown skin with red undertones and an inviting white-pink inside with few seeds. They are a sweet popular variety. Good source of fiber and Vitamin C, Figs also offer us thiamin, potassium, mangnesium, iron, and calcium.
Last modified: 13 April 2009
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