Healthy living

Fig

Bulbous shape with pulpy sweet soft flesh, speckled with edible seeds. Serve whole, sliced or quartered, fruit and cheese platters, salads, desserts.

Varieties

  • Black Genoa: a large purple skinned variety with crimson flesh.
  • Brown Turkey: a purple to brown with pink-brown flesh.
  • White Adriatic and Genoa: white flesh varieties with green skins.

Selection

Figs should be plump and blemish free. Avoid shrivelled or over sticky skins on fruit.

Storage

Highly perishable. Store in single layer under refrigeration for short time only.

Cooking

Figs may be poached, grilled, baked or made into jams and chutneys. Can be used to top flans and tarts.

Serving suggestion

Add sliced figs to baby spinach leaves or rocket and feta cheese for a great salad.

Serve fresh quarters of purple figs with tasty cheeses and walnuts at the end of a meal.


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