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Figs

Figs are experiencing a surge in popularity, and rightfully so! This well-known exotic fruit comes from the fig tree, which only bears fruit once a year. It is one of the first fruits grown by humans, with traces of fig plantations dating back to 9000 BC. Today, they are eaten all over the world, cherished by all who encounter them 

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ORIGIN

The fig originated in India and the Mediterranean. Today, the fig is cultivated worldwide. Our figs come mainly from Brazil and Turkey, but also from Israel and Argentina. 

TASTE

Figs have a thin, leathery skin. Fresh, ripe figs have a very sweet and aromatic flavour. The combination of the soft, fleshy flesh, sweetness, aroma and seeds makes this exotic fruit ideal both for fresh consumption and processing in various dishes.  

USE AND PREPARATION

Fresh figs can be eaten with their skin. Figs are also excellent in both sweet and savoury dishes. For instance, they are often used in salads, desserts, jams and on cheese boards. 

STORAGE ADVICE

Figs should be stored in the fridge and will keep for several days. Fresher figs are tastier. 

 

EXOTIC TIP

Sweet figs pair well with spicy counterparts. They taste delicious with raw, plant-based ham and a drizzle of balsamic glaze or try them with some plant-based goats cheese or gorgonzola.  

HEALTH BENEFITS OF FIGS

Figs are a rich source of vitamins A and B, contributing to healthy skin and metabolism. Additionally, they’re packed with dietary fibre, promoting satiety and digestion. 

 

ORIGIN

The fig originated in India and the Mediterranean. Today, the fig is cultivated worldwide. Our figs come mainly from Brazil and Turkey, but also from Israel and Argentina. 

TASTE

Figs have a thin, leathery skin. Fresh, ripe figs have a very sweet and aromatic flavour. The combination of the soft, fleshy flesh, sweetness, aroma and seeds makes this exotic fruit ideal both for fresh consumption and processing in various dishes.  

USE AND PREPARATION

Fresh figs can be eaten with their skin. Figs are also excellent in both sweet and savoury dishes. For instance, they are often used in salads, desserts, jams and on cheese boards. 

STORAGE ADVICE

Figs should be stored in the fridge and will keep for several days. Fresher figs are tastier. 

 

EXOTIC TIP

Sweet figs pair well with spicy counterparts. They taste delicious with raw, plant-based ham and a drizzle of balsamic glaze or try them with some plant-based goats cheese or gorgonzola.  

HEALTH BENEFITS OF FIGS

Figs are a rich source of vitamins A and B, contributing to healthy skin and metabolism. Additionally, they’re packed with dietary fibre, promoting satiety and digestion. 

 

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Nutritional value

Energy (kcal)64 kcal
Energy (kJ)269 kJ
Fat0,2 g
of which saturates0 g
Carbohydrates13 g
of which sugars13 g
Fibre2,1 g
Protein1,4 g
Sodium2 mg
Vitamin C2,8 mg

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Availability of Figs

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How do you cut figs?
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STEP 1
Cut the fig into quarters.
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STEP 2
Peel if desired (although you don’t have to)

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