The Black Mission Fig is famous for its distinctive flavor. The fresh fruit exhibits a deep purple shade which darkens to a rich black when dried, making this fig an esthetic, as well as an edible, delight in all recipes. They come in 1 pint or 8 oz containers.
It is important to handle figs carefully because they are extremely fragile and can bruise easily. Occasionally figs will have some scarring as a result of the fruit brushing against the leaves of the tree, however this does not damage the quality of the fruit. Figs that are not fully ripe when purchased can be ripened on the counter at room temperature. Ripe figs are quite perishable and should be used as soon as possible. They can be refrigerated for up to three days. To prevent bruising, place figs in a single layer on a plate lined with paper towels and cover with plastic wrap. Figs can also be frozen for up to six months.
One of the best ways to eat figs is fresh out of hand, skin and all, after thoroughly washing them. Figs are also popular wrapped in prosciutto, eaten as a first course or an hors d' oeuvre. Another great hors d' oeuvre is to stuff figs with nuts or mascarpone, the luxurious Italian sweetened cream cheese. Figs can also be wrapped in thin sheets of pancetta, the Italian unsmoked bacon, cooked until the bacon just crisps and served as you would raw figs and prosciutto.
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Organic , Vegan/Dairy Free