Created by: Lora Gillihan
A. slightly wrinkled (but still plump) and even split figs (as long as they are not weeping or leaking), are what you want. A bit of bend at the stem and a slight weariness to the skin both indicate better ripeness and flavor that taunt, shiny skins and stems that look like they're still grasping for the tree.
B. They keep best at room temperature with plenty of air circulating around them.
C. They are mostly sold fresh, you can also buy dried figs.
D. A serving size for figs are about 40 grams, or 1/4 cup.
washing the figs
When preparing the figs make sure you wash them before doing anything with Figs.
Make sure to do any cutting or preparations before you start the recipe.
What the recipe calls for.
cook, dry, bake, and do anything the recipe calls for.
the Websites I used
"Fresh Figs." FineCooking.com. Web. 4 May 2015. <http://www.finecooking.com/articles/in-season-fresh-summer-figs.aspx>.
"how to buy and store fresh figs". Grocery Coupon Guide. Web. 4 May, 2015.<http://www.grocerycouponguide.com/how-to-buy-and-store-fresh-figs/>
Watson, Molly. "Guide to Figs - Picking, Buying, Storing." About Food. Mlly Watson. Web. 4 May 2015. http://localfoods.about.com/od/summer/tp/Figs.htm.
Vinson, Joe. "Functional Food Propeties of Figs." Wikipedia. Joe Vinson. Web. 4 May 2015. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_fig>.