Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Snack on this: Figs
Most of our figs come from Turkey and California, but they also grow in the southern states. Last week I grabbed a small container of fresh figs from my local farmer's market. There's only one vendor that sells them. He told me, he should have another variety ready in the next week or so.
And you're in for a real treat if you've had homemade fig preserves. My aunt's mother-in-law makes fresh fig preserves. She leaves the figs whole and covers them in honey. Syrupy and delicious. Excellent on toast.
Move over prunes.
Dried figs contain more fiber than prunes. Yep, that's right. So next time skip the prunes, and grab these mineral-rich fruits instead. Figs are also high in iron and calcium. They contain more antioxidants than most other fruits.
Source: Wood, 2010, p. 140