Fruit: Figs

Created by: Lora Gillihan

Classification of fruit:

A. This fruit comes from the flowering part of the tree.


B. Two other vegetables that come from the same group are Dates, and Star Fruit.

Consumer Information

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.

Nutitional Information

nurtients: Vitamin B6, Calcium, Magnesium, Copper, Iron, and Potassium.

These Nutrients are important to the body because they can prevent diseases such as heart disease, anemia, and osteoporosis.

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>.