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Old 10-15-2007, 04:17 PM   #1
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Eating Fresh Figs

I just bought a couple fresh figs on an impulse in the grocery store today. Never had a fresh one, only Fig Newtons!!

My question: do they have to be peeled first or just washed and eaten like an apple? Scoop out the flesh like a melon? Thanks!

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Old 10-15-2007, 04:26 PM   #2
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Pop that baby in your mouth, as is...just don't eat the stem.
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Old 10-15-2007, 04:26 PM   #3
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I just wash and eat. They are sweet, delicious, nutritious and fiber rich. If I had written the Bible I would have had Adam and Eve eat a fig since that is a fruit worthy of temptation. I can take or leave an apple, but ah, a fig takes willpower.

I love them fresh or dried (Greek style). Heavenly!
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Old 10-15-2007, 05:00 PM   #4
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I like them just plain, or to gild the lily, topped with mascarpone cheese & a light drizzle of honey, or just a splash of fresh heavy cream.
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Old 10-15-2007, 06:09 PM   #5
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" Pop that baby in your mouth "

Yup. My sister has a 25 year old fig tree in her greenhouse. When I was there this summer, there were hundreds on it!!! Meanwhile, I pay big $$$ for them!
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Old 10-15-2007, 06:20 PM   #6
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Sliced, with a hint of sugar, and cream
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Old 10-15-2007, 07:21 PM   #7
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Just split open and eat, there is nothing nicer than fresh figs, they taste divine. My daughter in law had two trees in their new place and not knowing what they were she was going to pull them out until I introduced her to the fruit.
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Old 10-15-2007, 09:05 PM   #8
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Yep - just wash 'em off, remove the stem, and take a bite! Dad planted 4 trees in our yard when I was a kid ... boy were they good.
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I just bought a couple fresh figs on an impulse in the grocery store today. Never had a fresh one, only Fig Newtons!!

My question: do they have to be peeled first or just washed and eaten like an apple? Scoop out the flesh like a melon? Thanks!
Can't stomach fig newtons. There's something about the texture that makes me gag. I've never had a fresh fig and live in an area where it's unlikely I'll find them fresh in my area market. Perhaps if I tried a fresh one, I might change my opinion. In the meantime, enjoy all!
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Old 10-16-2007, 06:59 AM   #10
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They are wonderful! Too bad we can't get them fresh year round. Also, they are very nutritous.
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