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Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD is at it again with some great social media messages for figs:
- Figs date back 80 million years! There are over 750 known species of figs.
- A serving of 3 large, fresh figs has 140 calories and 5.5 grams of dietary fiber.
- Fresh figs contain about 25 calories per ounce whereas fig cookies contain about 110 calories per ounce.
- Almost 100% (98%) of the supply of figs in the US come from California.
- A 3 ½ oz. serving of dried figs gives you 162 mg of calcium, which is 16% of the Daily Value.
- Figs do best in hot, dry climates like the Mediterranean.
Kitchen hacks for figs:
- They are delicious when sliced in quarters and eaten fresh.
- They can be served on green salads and go particularly well in an arugula salad.
- They are delicious served with berries or any fresh fruit.
- You can use them to top plain yogurt.
- You can put them on pizza!
- Add them to grilled veggies for a delicious treat.
Here is a recipe for a Fig Apple Galette you can download and use as a handout now. Apple-Fig-Galette