Cristian Marino

Executive Italian Chef | Culinary Consultant

What you should know about “Figs”

ByCristian Marino

Aug 24, 2021

In Italy, especially in my region of origin Calabria and in general in the Southern Italy , the fig tree finds a habitat particularly favourable to its diffusion.

Notoriously sweet, figs actually contain 47 kcal per 100 g. In addition to potassium, iron and calcium, figs are also rich in vitamin B6.

In the kitchen they can be used in different ways, including the most famous typical Italian combination “Prosciutto and Fichi ” ( Cured ham with figs) one of the oldest combinations of typical Italian cuisine

They can be dried during the summer and then stored and eaten in the winter, perhaps covered with chocolate.

You can prepare excellent jams but also delicious chutneys, to accompany your favorite sweet and savoury dishes.

Figs are great on their own and can be used in a variety of ways, use your creativity in the kitchen regardless of everything.

Cristian Marino

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