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Fresh Figs. Photo: Axel Steenberg.
Figs On Fig Tree, Italy. Photo: Axel Steenberg.

Figs come in a few varieties of purple figs, red figs and white figs. Figs are cultivated across the Mediterranean. Figs are usually eaten fresh, some are canned and others are used in relishes. Figs are also found dried, which are really good for baking, stewed and desserts.

Further Reading

  • Dowell, P., Bailey, A. (1980) The Book of Ingredients, Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 0718119150.