A fig cut in half surrounded by other figs
The Absolute Best Way To Relish Fresh Figs
While cooked figs can go far in the kitchen, the truth is, you don’t need to cook them to enjoy them. The best way to enjoy figs is when they’re fresh, raw, and whole.
Figs are inverted flower blossoms that are entirely edible, from the skin to the seeds — just not the woody stem. Simply wash them gently before you enjoy them whole.
However, fresh figs have a short shelf life due to the fact that they’re 80% water. In the fridge, they can last a week, but they’ll only last on the counter for a couple of days.
Still, fresh figs are a nutritious snack that contains potassium, vitamins A, B6, C, and other important nutrients that can’t be found in dried figs.