Finally! It’s fig season on the east coast! I have been extremely jealous all of the west coast bloggers who have been posting beautiful figs recipes for weeks! Literally, every week I go from store to store asking if any figs have come in and finally last week I spotted them! I think our fig season is quite short on the east coast so I grabbed a bunch and started cooking! It is my namesake after all.
Four Facts on Fig Nutrition:
- Both dark purple and green figs are an excellent source of dietary fiber. 3-5 figs provide 5 grams of dietary fiber which equals about 20% of the daily value.
- The soluble and insoluble fiber found in figs may also help to lower cholesterol.
- Figs contain potassium which helps to maintain or lower blood pressure.
- Figs have long been a part of the Mediterranean diet, a diet associated with decreased risk of chronic disease.
Figs are highly perishable. They only last a couple of days in the refrigerator. Look for figs that are plump and tender but not mushy.