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fig

Ficus, the partially dried fruit of Ficus carica (family Moraceae); used as a nutrient, mild laxative, and demulcent.
[L. ficus; A.S. fic]

fig

Ficus spp. See ficus tsiela.
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Del Grande has created six new recipes and videos featuring simple dishes made delicious with California Dried Figs including:
The fine crunch as one eats a fig is an absolute delight.
Figs are thought to be originally from small Asia and are one of the first fruits cultivated ever.
6 HALF a cup of figs contains as much calcium as drinking half a cup of milk.
He started making everything from the traditional fig jam to cheese and fig bread -- and even fig ice cream.
Ficus religiosa in south-east Asia is spread by Buddhists and all fig species in Fundong, Cameroon, have been introduced from elsewhere.
Dried figs are rich in fiber, copper, manganese, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and vitamin K, relative to human needs.
Leave half the figs in the base of the dish and retain the other half (reserving a couple to decorate the top of the pudding).
The archaeobotanical evidence from these sites is interpreted to represent incipient horticulture and fig domestication based on vegetative propagation, which, in turn, is inferred to have been a common and widespread practice throughout the Fertile Crescent at this time.
This is still sound practice if you wish to grow a fig direct in the garden, but a large container, such as a medium size half-barrel does much the same job and is a lot less hard work.
GREAT COMBINTION: Figs and tomatoes - a great combination' TASTY DELIGHT: The roast fig dish is served.