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i've had dried mangoes and dried (not peaches, but a fruit in the peach family i can't think of right now) and am about to give up on dried fruits. they're too much for me. i guess the concentrated sweetness is not my cup of tea.
i saw figs in the store but was afraid to get them because i don't know how they taste. the closest i've ever come to a fig has been ... you guessed it ... a fig newton!
what do digs taste like?
12-08-2006, 12:39 PM
I'm curious about this also. Fig newtons...mmmm lol ok no! haha anyway...
I bought some figs over the summer at a farmers market, but when I got them home and really looked at them, they had holes in them and were kind of oozing, and to me they just didn't look like they were ok to eat. They looked like they were maybe just at the beginning of rotting so I threw them away. I've never seen them at my health food store so I've not had another opportunity to get them. I wonder if there's a place to order them from.
12-08-2006, 01:24 PM
Don't be scared, just try them out ;)
Good fresh figs taste amazing, a bit sweet but not really sweet. It's VERY difficult to describe the taste, simply try them. Make sure you get some help if you don't know how to pick the good ones. A good store assistant can surely help you.
I LOVE figs :D
12-08-2006, 02:58 PM
Figs taste great. I often accidentally inhale a bagful in one sitting.
12-09-2006, 12:02 AM
Fresh figs are delicious. When my family lived in California we had the honor of living with my husband's grandmother, she had two or three fig trees in the backyard -- eating fresh figs straight off the tree -- a delight!! We had to the race the birds to the trees though once the figs ripened (and they got most of the figs)! :p
Dried figs are altogether different. Concentrated sweetness, very rich. I do use them though in my son's puddings for their mineral content.
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