Training & Nutrition - fresh figs??
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08-25-12, 09:15 AM
I saw fresh figs at the store.
I've only had dried dates etc, maybe a couple dried figs.
So what do you do with fresh figs, how do you prepare them?
Are they worth buying?
08-25-12, 09:24 AM
Can't tell you about them from a training and nutrition perspective, but if you buy one cut it in half with a sharp knife and eat the flesh. If it's truly fresh you should be able to just press on the skin and effectively invert half a fig and bite the flesh off the skin.
I've had a few fresh figs, fresh in the sense I was eating them within 5 minutes of them coming off my friend's fig tree. I really like figs.
08-25-12, 10:02 AM
Love fresh figs. Now is the time when they start to ripen. My house in Greece has loads of figs trees growing.
Lots of fresh figs and lamb recipes out there. Also a gig glaze for ribs is amazing.
08-26-12, 08:39 PM
I really like fresh figs or any figs for that matter. My trees didn't do well this year.
I only tried from the store once. No good. If you can get ripe ones from someone's tree they're a lott better. The dried figs at our Pubxx are better than their ripe ones.
Cut them open, put in a dab of Fetta Cheese, wrap the fig up in a slice of half cooked bacon (still flexable not crispy) secure with a toothpick. Bake for 15 or so min. You can do the same thing with dried figs.
I no longer eat the bacon, but it was fun thinking about it.:cry:
I mostly just eat them dried with a little fetta or any of the blue veined cheeses you like all washed down with hot black coffee.
I take figs off my trees and eat the whole fig. I just take a bite until it is all gone. If I have more figs than I can eat, then I like to freeze the figs and then take them out and eat them like a small Popsicle. Some take the figs and can them to make fig preserves to use on toast and such.
You can't go wrong with figs.
If you have a yard that you can plant a fig tree in you should think about it. They are very easy to maintain and in about 5 years you will have many figs. MY tree will reach about 15 feet in height and will have a crown of about 15 feet in diameter. I also encourage the planting of blue berries. This is another plant that take very little maintenance and is a fairly attractive plant. The recommended number of blue berry plants per person in the house is 2. I really like blue berries so I have about 26 plants and I can't wait until they reach maturity.
The pear tree also take very little maintenance. I just wanted to mention these plants because they are for all purposes plant and forget plants. No insecticide is required. I do have to pick some of the pears before they ripen just to keep the limbs from breaking. I only have 2 pear trees which are about 10 years old and I have given away 30 gallons of pears to my friends and still have more pears than I can use.
08-28-12, 02:37 PM
my sister in law gave me some recently from my grandfathers property and you just eat them, they are like big weird grapes and not as sweet. she also gave me a small soon-to-be fig tree propagated from the main tree, so next year I'll be eating my own. don't know how fresh a store bought fig would be though. be sure to inspect them very carefully and thoroughly for mold or fungus before buying or eating.
Freshest figs I ever bought was in a Trader Joes in San Diego. You could tell the figs were grown locally because they were as sweet as honey. Just wash them and eat them.
08-29-12, 04:05 PM
I've only seen them a few times, apparently they don't last long once pulled from the tree? they were about $1 each but tasty.
09-14-12, 09:00 PM
Food of the gods.
09-30-12, 08:23 PM
I love fresh figs and get them off my tree. There are two types of fig trees, depending upon the climate zone where you live, one needs to be covered, wrapped, during the winter, the other does not. I have the tree that does not.
You can go to any of the recipe sites and get recipes for figs but I eat them from the tree HOWEVER you have to eat them when they are very very ripe, almost rotten. They are the sweetest and have the most flavor at that time.
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