Thriving in warm, dry climates - figs aren't that keen on Yorkshire and we generally have to rely on imports to get our fig-fix. To preserve them for as long as you can we recommend refrigerated temperatures for storage.
Reasons to eat figs:
Figs are a good source of several essential minerals, including magnesium, manganese, calcium (which promotes bone density) and potassium (which helps lower blood pressure), as well as vitamins, principally K and A, as well as folate and choline.
Whether fresh or dried, figs contain powerful antioxidants that neutralize free radicals in your body and help fight disease.
Figs also supply healthy amounts of dietary fibre, which keeps your digestive system regulated and may have a positive effect on weight management. Recent studies have found a 34% reduction in breast cancer risk among women who consumed higher amounts of fruit fibre.
Traditional medicine around the world has made use of figs as poultices on tumours, warts and wounds. The fruit and leaves have been pulverized and added to gargles to relieve sore throats.