Figs are high in natural sugars, minerals and soluble fibre. Figs are rich in minerals including potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and copper and are a good source of antioxidant vitamins A, E and K that contribute to health and wellness.
Fresh figs are usually available most of the year. When buying fresh figs, look for uniform, ready ones that are soft, emitting sweet, pleasant aroma. Fig fruit perishes rather very quickly and should be eaten while fresh or else should be placed inside the refrigerator where it stays fresh longer.
To eat fresh, wash them in cold water, mop them dry gently using soft cloth or tissue. Figs can be eaten whole or peeled. If taken out from the cold storage, place in a bowl of water to bring them back to normal room temperature which enriches their taste and flavour.
A typical 100g portion of figs contain 19.9g carbohydrate, 0.3g fat, 2.9g fibre and 74 calories.