The figs season is enough short, it usually starts in June and ends in October, in some states, lucky for you, it can end even in November. You can purchase them from Washington, Texas, South Carolina, New Mexico, and more states’ groceries. Figs have a very interesting look and taste as well, let´s check their seasonality in detail in the following chart.
|State||Figs in season|
|Alabama||mid-July till mid-October|
|Arizona||May till June|
|California||June till November|
|Georgia||July till August|
|Hawaii||January till February and July till December|
|Iowa||August till September|
|Kansas||August till September|
|Louisiana||mid-June till mid-October|
|Mississippi||July till mid-October|
|Nevada||August till October|
|New Mexico||August till September|
|North Carolina||mid-July till September|
|Oklahoma||August till September|
|Oregon||July till August|
|South Carolina||July till August|
|Texas||June till November|
|Washington||July till August|
Nutrition facts and health benefits of figs
Figs are rich in vitamins and minerals, they contain potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, copper, vitamins B1, B3, PP, and C. Moreover, in terms of potassium content, dried figs are superior to nuts, and it contains more iron than in apples, so it is advised for people with anemia.
In general, it has antipyretic and anti-inflammatory properties, therefore it is recommended for colds and other respiratory diseases. Figs are rich in fiber and saturate well, relieving hunger for a long time. The calorie content of 100 grams of figs is 74 kcal. It is believed that they help with a hangover by relieving its unpleasant symptoms -nausea, general weakness, and headache.
Other health benefits of figs include combating cardiovascular disease and strengthening immunity.
How to include figs in your diet
Fresh figs can be used to make jams, preserves, and compotes. In blanks, figs go well with other dried fruits, lemons, and nuts. In many countries, bread and various bakery products are made from figs. In this case, it can be mixed with fruits such as peaches, raspberries, or oranges for the filling.
In desserts, figs are usually served with honey, nuts, or cottage cheese. They also go well with meats and cheeses, they can be added to salads, toasts with bacon, used for stuffing lamb, pork, or turkey.Look also at these fruits & vegetables: