I keep noticing figs at the market and on instagram so I guess it is fig season! Figs have two seasons; quick season in early summer and a second crop that starts in late summer and goes through fall. Figs are such a beautiful fruit with multiple varieties ranging in color from white to dark purple. They are a delicious snack on their own, and also make a great addition to appetizers, salads, pizzas and desserts.Health Benefits
Although figs are not necessarily nutritional powerhouses, these sweet fruits do have some health benefits. Figs are a high fiber food, a high potassium food, and contain calcium. Fig puree (blending 8 oz of water with 1/4 cup water) can be used as a sweetener or fat substitute in many recipes.Selection & Storage
Select figs that are dry, clean and smooth with unbroken skin. Figs should be soft but not mushy. Store figs in a plastic bag in the coldest part of your refrigerator and use within two days.Fig Recipe Round-Up
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