Do you peel fresh figs before you eat them?

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  1. Robie Benve profile image95
    Robie Benveposted 11 years ago

    Do you peel fresh figs before you eat them?

    I always peeled them, but I'm learning that many people don't. What do you do, and why?

  2. denisemai profile image68
    denisemaiposted 11 years ago

    Nope....are you supposed to? smile The skin is pretty thin.

  3. mvillecat profile image67
    mvillecatposted 11 years ago

    We've never peeled figs. Even when I make preserves, I do not peel them. I cannot imagine the that task.

  4. GoodLady profile image91
    GoodLadyposted 11 years ago

    You don't have to peel figs.  The skin is tasty.  You can peel them if you like though!
    There probably isn't a why.  The skins on them are good for cooking with them too...and of course if you want to dry them, you'll need those skins!

  5. vespawoolf profile image93
    vespawoolfposted 11 years ago

    In the Southern part of Peru fig season is November-January. I especially enjoy the first figs of the season which are big, soft and sugary sweet! I never peel my figs, but I've noticed many of my Peruvian friends do. I suppose it's a matter of taste. The advantage of peeling is the skins don't stick to your teeth!

  6. profile image0
    Metamorpheusposted 11 years ago

    I don't peel figs, I just split them in half and eat the flesh from the inside.

    Personally, I would avoid the skins of most fruits (even if they're nutritious) because it's the skins that absorb the pesticides and herbicides from the farming process. Of course, that isn't an issue if you're literally picking them from the tree.

  7. visionandfocus profile image69
    visionandfocusposted 11 years ago

    I've eaten them fresh off the tree, peel and all. I guess it depends whether it's fresh, 'cos if it is, the peel doesn't even feel like peel, it's soft and completely palatable. Of course, if you buy them from a store and is worried about contaminants, then by all means rinse them with water first.

  8. Sn Hang profile image57
    Sn Hangposted 10 years ago

    so do I. My mother often does like that and I follow her. for UK restaurants searching!


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