Fantastic Figs

Being a potassium-rich food, figs help with blood pressure, hypertension, muscle cramps, and even hangovers! Figs also are a high fiber sweet fruit, so it can be a great food addition for anyone trying to stay away from processed sugary snacks.

How to Select and Store
If you are choosing fresh figs, it is best to find ones rich in color and firm. They must be consumed within 2-3 days. If you are choosing dried figs, make sure they are firm yet soft and contain no mold. They can be stored in the fridge and stay fresh for several months.

Preparation
Wash fresh figs properly under cold running water. Try soaking dried figs in water or juice to make them plumper and easier to consume.

Nutrients
Fiber, Vitamin B6, Copper, Manganese, Potassium, Pantothenic Acid

Action Steps
1. Enjoy dried figs rolled in coconut flakes for great sweet fiber rich snack.
2. A great appetizer is fresh figs stuffed with goat cheese and chopped almonds.
3. Make your own tarts with this recipe. Just replace with figs where it says dates. 

(Resource: whfoods.com, Picture: food.ndtv.com)