Foods by Color: Figs

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
14 Delicious Fig Recipes | Rainbow Delicious .jpg

fig walnut pasta salad Fig Walnut Pasta Salad from Green Kitchen Stories

arugula fig and blue cheese salad Arugula, Fig and Blue Cheese Salad from Scaling Back Blog

proscuttio fig panini Prosciutto Fig Paninis from Shutterbean

fig heirloom tomato buffalo mozzarella Fig Heirloom Buffalo Caprese from Fork and Flower

roasted fig appetizer Roasted Fig Tartines from Alexandra Cooks

fresh fig and banana smoothie Fresh Fig and Banana Smoothie from Free People

gluten free fig bars Gluten Free Fig Bars from All Day I Dream About Food

salted honey and fig cheesecake Salted Honey and Fig Cheesecake from A House in the Hills

fir prosciutto mascarpone and honey pizza Fig, Prosciutto, Mascarpone and Honey Pizza from Hello Home Shoppe

honey caramelized figs with yogurt Honey Caramelized Figs with Yogurt from Whole Living

fig ice cream Fig Ice Cream from Saveur

rustic fig and ricotta tart Rustic Fig and Ricotta Tart from Proud Italian Cook

fig and melon salad Fig and Melon Salad with creamy lemon vinaigrette  from Not Without Salt

fresh fig bacon blue cheese pizza Fresh Fig, Bacon and Blue Cheese Pizza from How Sweet Eats

Eat more Figs!

 {Sources: 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth by Jonny Bowden Photo Source:Peggy Saas Photography from Etsy}

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