Figs contain high fiber content and can be dried or fresh. They contain a large number of edible crunchy seeds, called achenes which are the essence of the fruit. The most juicy type of fig is the purple fig, but they come in black and green.
Choose: soft, plump figs whose stems are still firm.
Avoid: waterlogged, bruised, moldy figs, or ones that have a sour smell.
Storing: Fresh figs are very fragile.
At room temperature: dried figs, in a cool and dry place.
In the fridge: fresh, wrapped, 1-2 days.
Good source: potassium. Fresh fig is a source of fiber.
Contains: magnesium, iron and copper.