According to historians, figs are one of the oldest cultivated fruits in the world and even wars have started over their delicious flavor. For the celebrity buffs, here is a good one for you. Cleopatra, arguably one of the very first celebrities, loved them so much that the snake that took her life was brought to her in a basket of figs. Adam and Eve wore the on trend fashionable fig leaf and Buddha obtained enlightenment under the Bhodi tree, a giant fig tree, presumably by eating one. Egyptian royalty were buried with a basket of fresh figs so they could enjoy them in the afterlife. What do we have in the modern world? Fig Newtons? Time to change that!
If you’ve never tasted fresh fit’s, you are just missing out. These are the sweetest and most commonly dried variety because of their unique figgy taste. Hate to be redundant but it’s all about the fig taste, isn’t that why you are getting fresh figs in the first place?
What do Figs taste like?
Think of sweet molasses, caramelly with that delicious and unforgettable fig flavor, with berry notes. Pair with savory spices, fancy creamy cheeses and fatty crispy bacon to add an amazing combination that you’ll want to be getting back to over and over.
They are ready when they give in slightly when you touch them. When you cut them, they reveal the beautiful light pink and creamy flesh and the edible seeds that you should enjoy fresh to know what It’s like to eat the real thing.
Wrinkles are welcomed! This fig is definitely not ageist, as a matter of fact, plump and wrinkly is exactly what you want so, step aside perfectionists that these figs have got it going on!
You can eat these Figs with Skin and All but we’ll leave it up to you how you enjoy this gift from the fruit gods. After all, ancient Romans and Egyptians couldn’t just have them delivered to their door.