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FUN FACTS FOR FIGS…
Figs are one of the oldest know fruits in the world.
Figs were known as the “Poor man’s food.”
Dried Figs are high in fiber, iron and minerals.
Fig trees can grow to a height of over 100 feet tall!
Figs are the fruit mentioned most often in the Bible.
Figs have mild laxative qualities.
Figs produce protein-digesting enzymes that break down muscle and connective tissue in meat, making them an excellent tenderizer as well as flavor-enhancer.
When chopping dried figs by hand with knife or scissors, dip cutting implement into warm water occasionally to prevent sticking.
If dried figs seem hard or too dry, they can be soaked, steamed or poached to restore moisture. Use wine or juice!
Dried figs can be used interchangeably with prunes, dried apricots, and dates in most recipes.
1 # dried figs = 44 whole figs ~ 1 # dried figs= 3 cups chopped.
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