Figs happen to be my new favorite thing lately. I was pretty sure when a girlfriend of mine handed me one, I wasn’t going to like it. I remember my parents eating them when I was little (Italians are big on figs), and yuck, I did not like them. But, she insisted, and I have to be honest, she’s my Persian friend, who happens to make me try lots of strange foods, which I usually end up liking, so I tried the fig, and loved it!
Figs are one of the healthiest fruit you can eat. They have lots of fiber, potassium, manganese and vitamin b6. The health benefits are; lowers blood pressure, helps protect against breast cancer, insulin lowering leaf in diabetes, bone density promoter, and much more.
I found good, organic figs at Trader Joe’s. You should try them, I think you may like them. They’re so sweet and juicy. I’m off to go find some yummy fig recipes. Share some if you have any, please!