Fig

Dillon Kappes

Classification

Drupe

Description

Small sweet fruit, very thin skin.

Nutrition

Vitamin B6, potassium, fiber, manganeese.

Cooking methods

Can be made into fig bars of fig jam

Recipies

Fig bars, fig jam, cranberry fig muffins

History

Spaniards brought the fig to America in 1520.

The fig tree was mentioned prominently in The Bible (some scholars believe the forbidden fruit picked by Eve was a fig rather than an apple), but it has been around much, much longer. Sumerian stone tablets dating back to 2500 B.C. record the usage of figs.
Cooked figs were used as sweeteners in lieu of sugar in historical times, and this usage still continues today in North Africa and the Middle East.