Apparently I missed national fig week. Oops! Confession: I don’t think I’ve ever had a fresh fig. One more item for my bucket list… I do, however, enjoy dried figs. I like them straight-up for snacking or used in snack bars or granola recipes.
A quarter cup of dried figs has 295 calories (dried fruits are high in calories and sugar), 124 mg of calcium, 3.45 g of protein, 3.7 g fibre, 2.96 mg iron, and 631 mg of potassium. Basically, when you dry a fruit you’re concentrating all of the nutrients (save for the water soluble), both the good and the less desirable.
One large (64 g) raw fig has about 47 calories, 1.9 g fibre, 22 mg of calcium, 148 mg potassium, 1.3 mg vitamin C.
Fig recipes I want to try:
Many of these recipes from Martha Stewart.