Figs are commonly found in dry form throughout the year, and they can be consumed easily in that form after removing the stem. You can also eat dried figs by soaking them in water, flavored juice, or adding them to your milk.
Once you purchase the dried figs from a store, you can get them out of the wrapper and put them in a container for proper storage so that air will not get in.
You can eat it directly as it is, this is the simplest way of eating dried figs.
Just chew it and swallow.
Trust me, it is that simple, although there are other ways you can eat dried figs.
When it comes to eating dried figs, it all depends on your taste and what suits you better.
Because what one person might prefer might not be what another person would prefer.
Dried figs are so tasty that you might end up preferring to eat them just the way they come.
NOTE: Please ensure you remove the little stems that are found at the top of dried figs before you cook or eat them, they can spoil the taste.
What Are The Best Ways To Eat Dried Figs?
As we all know, there are many ways to eat dried figs so that no one can be singled out as the best way, but some methods might be better than others.
Like I said earlier, it is all about preference.
The person who is about to consume it will decide which recipe is best for him or her.
I will be showing you different ways you can eat a fig, and maybe you can select the one that is best for you.
Here are some of the best ways to eat dried figs.
Figs wrapped in Bacon
I am sure a lot of people reading this love to eat Bacon, so what if I told you that you could enjoy this dish with figs.
You can wrap a piece of grilled Bacon around a fig then cook them together. Remember to add a toothpick to it.
For all the vegetarians in the house that love their salad, you can add figs to make it more delicious and a fiber-rich salad.
Baking the Fig
You can also bake figs to make them more delicious. Add figs whenever you want to prepare anything such as muffins, cookies, and cakes.
Eaten with cereal
Figs can be added to your cereal to add more nutrients to your breakfast.
So as you can see, there are so many ways you can eat dried figs, and all methods provide the body with nutrients.
Fig jam with goat cheese
Fig jam with goat cheese can be a perfect appetizer. Here is a baked goat cheese with fig jam recipe.
If you don’t have a fig jam, you can easily make one using the dried figs available at your home. Here is an article on making jam from dried figs.
Just make your selection.
How To Consume Dried Figs With Milk?
Adding dried figs to milk is a way of easing digestion and helps to prevent constipation. Combining these two is a super combo when it comes to nutrition.
If you are the person that works out regularly, whether you do it at a gym or home, what is important is that you will need to take figs with a warm glass of milk daily.
Following this routine will help restore all the energy you used during the workout and prepare you for the rest of the day.
Adding figs to milk is very easy to make, and it would enrich a regular glass of milk and make it healthier. You can follow the following steps below to prepare dried figs with milk;
- Get your milk and apply little heat to it (you can take it cold, but it is preferable when warm)
- If your milk is in powder form, then you should get a glass of clean water and mix the milk in it and steer thoroughly
- After preparing the milk solution, get your dried figs out, wash them cleanly, and remove the stem above them.
- Chop them into small pieces and pour them into the milk
- Steer lightly and drink up.
NOTE: Just two to three figs are ok for one day, and there is no need to add sugar to this combo. As we already know, dried figs have a natural sweetness.
Do You Eat The Whole Dried Figs?
You can eat a whole fig. All you need to do is to remove the stem found at the top. After that, every other thing is entirely edible.
Let me start with the skin, the skin on fig is nutritious and can be eaten, but many people dislike it because of its texture, but besides that, it is good to consume.
If you look at some recipes online, they will suggest that you cut the fruit in half until the insides are revealed, but this is unnecessary.
There are seeds inside a fig, and they can be eaten, there is no need for you to remove them.
Just ensure that you remove the stem on top of them before you eat.
Shoud Dried Figs Be Soaked Before Eating?
Soaking dried figs is not mandatory. However, you can soak dried figs in almost any flavored liquids before eating them.
Like I mentioned earlier, the way a person consumes figs entirely depends on the person’s preference and how it tastes better in their mouth or the purpose of eating it.
Soaking dried figs in water or milk will not take away its nutrients or do anything to it.
When you immerse dried figs in water, about 58% of its original size will be restored, but the color will not change it will still be brown.
Easy steps to follow when soaking a dried fig
- Apply little heat to clean water until it is warm
- Get your dried figs and twist of the stem before putting them into the warm water.
- Soak them in the warm water for about 15 minutes
- You can take them out and do whatever you wish with them. You can either bake or add to oatmeal. It all depends on you.
With the process listed above, you can successfully soak dried figs before eating them for those who prefer it that way. Soaking them is only an alternative way to eat them.
Storing Dried Figs
If dried figs are stored for a certain number of months, crystallization will occur on the fruit’s surface.
For those who are confused, crystallization is not a bad thing, and it is still eatable and safe.
If you wish to store them for a period longer than six months, you are advised to use a refrigerator to keep them fresh.