Fig-lovers and the fig-curious will be delighted to know that November 5th is the beginning of National Fig Week. Popularly thought of as an aphrodisiac, figs also hold many other important health benefits: they are good sources of calcium, iron, fiber, potassium, and antioxidants, and have anti-diabetic properties. Figs are also low in calories – only 120 calories in a half cup!

Figs can be used in a wide variety of dishes, from sweet to savory, you can’t go wrong!! Fig Week is a great opportunity to experiment with this funky fruit! Below I have listed some recipes to help you “Get Figgy with it” this fall!

Barley Chicken & Fig Salad (for full recipe click link below!)

http://www.wholeliving.com/133342/barley-chicken-and-fig-salad?czone=food%2Fproduce-guide-cnt%2Fsummer-produce-recipes&gallery=275229&slide=1016191&center=276955

Fresh-Fig Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
http://www.marthastewart.com/350072/fresh-fig-grilled-cheese-sandwiches?search_key=figs

Honey-Caramelized Figs with Yogurt
http://www.wholeliving.com/183730/honey-caramelized-figs-yogurt?czone=food%2Fproduce-guide-cnt%2Fsummer-produce-recipes&gallery=275229&slide=1016192&center=276955

Additional Resources:
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/top-lists/national-fig-week/

Libby Griffith
libby@homestyledirect.com
1(866) 735-0921 Ext 108

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