Figs are lusciously sweet, combining the chewiness of their flesh, smoothness of their skin, and crunchiness of their seeds to create a truly unique flavor once you take a bite. What’s even more interesting is that since fresh figs are so delicate and perishable, much of their allure comes from their relative scarcity. Because of this, the majority of figs are dried, either by exposure to sunlight or through an artificial process, creating a sweet and nutritious on-the-go snack.
How to Store
– Items should be stored in the refrigerator.
– Do not stack product on top of the cases or cause the figs to be crushed.
– Remove any figs with decay, damage or that begin to mold immediately.
– Follow good rotation practices, first shipments received should be used first.
– Fresh fruits have an expected shelf life of about 4 days. Plan to rotate frequently to maintain maximum quality.
– Avoid placing the case or raw product on non-sanitized kitchen counter tops to help prevent the potential for cross contamination.
– Since this fruit is one of the most perishable in our stock, they should be purchased only a day or two prior to consumption
– They should be washed just prior to being used.
– Smelling fruits can also give you clues into their freshness and taste. They should have a mildly sweet fragrance and should not smell sour, which is an indication that they may be spoiled.