Availability

Generally available from mid-May to the end of December.

One pound of figs will be 12-20 pieces of fruit depending on the size.

Flavor Profile

Figs boast a rich and luscious flavor profile that combines sweetness with a hint of earthiness. The taste of a ripe fig is often described as honey-like, with a jam and succulent texture. The outer skin may provide a subtle chewiness, while the interior, filled with tiny seeds, offers a satisfying crunch.

Information

Figs are a nutritious fruit, rich in dietary fiber for digestive health, and they provide vitamins such as vitamin K, A, B6, and C. In terms of minerals, figs offer potassium, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, and iron, contributing to heart health and overall well-being.

How Much Fruit Do You Need To Eat Every Day?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans advises that adults should consume 2 cups (1 pound) of fruit every day. A healthy diet supports healthy immune function and helps to prevent obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and some cancers.