Today figs are one of the most famous exotic fruits. Recognisable by their pear-like shape and variety of colours: black, purple, green or yellow. The thin skin is part of the taste sensation. You can eat figs just as they are. Under the skin is tasty flesh in many colours: pink, red, purple and green.
Figs are increasingly eaten fresh nowadays. The fleshy interior is sweet, with small edible seeds. Bursting with flavour. As figs are a source of fibre, they are a healthy treat.
Recipes with figs
The EAT ME fig is a versatile partner in the kitchen. Tip: match figs with ham and cheese. And do you need a fruity boost to a savoury tart or quiche? Look no further than the fig!
You can eat EAT ME figs whole. All you need to do is rinse them first. Then slice the fruits. Or simply slice in half and spoon out the flesh. Figs are a wonderful salad ingredient, but also taste great in oven dishes and even on the barbecue.
How to use figs in the kitchen?
- In salads
- As a snack
- In the blender
Figs can be stored, but in the fridge.
Nutritional values per 100 grams
Figs are source of vitamin A. Vitamin A contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system.
Where do figs come from?
EAT ME figs come from different regions of the world: Central and South America, South-East Europe and the Middle East. Did you know that the fig is actually family of a well-known house plant, the ficus? The plants are grafted onto wild rootstocks. After 2-3 years, the first harvest can start. The fruits as we know them in the shops grow in 3 months. Fig trees can bear and produce figs for decades.