Yup I fell in love with figs. For years I have seen my parents eat them right off my aunts tree and just like dates they looked gross . I never had dates because when I was little I compared them to cockroaches (the look) and same thing with figs, there was NO way I was going to try that weird-looking so-called fruit! I guess thoughts from our childhood always stay with us and just like I tell people when it comes to greens : ” Stop being scared of the color green! We are not 5 years old anymore!” Same thing when it comes to trying out new food, don’t judge it on looks!
Anyways , my mom brought back a big bag full of figs the other day from an aunt’s house, the pink color in them looked so pretty! I had to give them a try plus they are in season and they are a local fruit. So I had my first fig and fell completely in love!
Theyre not so sweet when eaten fresh, they have a this very fresh taste to them, not too sweet, not as squishy as I thought they would be either. They had a tiny bit of crunch to them because of the tiny seeds almost like chia seeds.
I later dehydrated a couple of them and just like any fruit that gets dehydrated they get a lot sweeter! Just like the fig cookies.
Ok so some benefits of figs :
- Good levels of B vitamins
- just like other berries they contain their good amounts of antioxidants!
- Rich in minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, zinc and manganese.
- Good source of fiber
- and for those who still count calories Figs are a low cal fruit
How I eat them : I am still new to this delicious fruit so I am experimenting with it but I love them fresh I eat a big bowl of them for breakfast (mono eating), dried for snacking, in smoothies , and will be trying my own cookies soon!
here is a delicious creamy smoothie I made , enjoy 😀
- Almond Milk ( or dairy alternative of your choice)
- 4 figs ( I used 3 fresh 1 dried)
- 1 or 2 frozen banana
- cinnamon ( as much as you want )
Blend all and enjoy !<3