Figs are an excellent source of calcium, iron, potassium, and dietary fibre. Figs can often develop a white powdery coating which is called sugaring - this is a natural process which is simply caused by the crystallisation of the fruit sugars in the fruit. If you need to freshen up the dried figs that have crystallised, it is easy, just wash them! Figs are an ideal snacking substitute for sweets.
Amazing in cakes and baking, try adding to lemon cake to add natural sweetness or in place of raisins or sultanas in flapjacks or cookies. Also amazing with goats cheese for an impressive salad or ricotta and honey for a delicious sandwich topping. Popular for adding to pilafs.