How to tell if figs are ripe? Tips for beginners

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How to tell if figs are ripe Tips for beginners
How to tell if figs are ripe Tips for beginners

How to tell if figs are ripe? Can be observed from the color, volume, taste, feel four aspects, the mature fig color is purple-black, and larger, with a light fruit fragrance, and pinch up the feel of the soft, and immature fig color is green, small volume, no taste, and pinch up the feel of the hard.


HOW TO DETERMINE THE RIPENESS OF FIGS

Look at the color

To determine whether the fig is ripe, you can look at the color. Which grows the mature fig color is purple or purple-black, cut open the flesh color is red, and full of juice, while not growing the mature fig skin color is green, or light red, cut open the flesh color is lighter less juice.

Look at the volume

To determine whether the figs are mature, you can also look at the volume. Among the growth of mature figs, because the flesh is more, juicy, so the volume is larger, and the surface of the fruit has obvious lines, and no mature figs, the flesh is in the growth and development stage, so the volume is smaller, the lines are not obvious.

Smell the flavor

To determine whether the fig is ripe, you can also smell the flavor. Because the mature fig will release ethylene and other hormones, so the fruit with a light fruit fragrance, and no mature fig, there is no fragrance or the fragrance is extremely light. In the process of caring for figs, you can provide them with sunshine throughout the day to keep the leaves bright green.

Look at the feel

Figs are ripe, you can also look at the feel. Mature figs have more flesh, so they feel softer when squeezed, while immature figs have a larger proportion of shells and feel harder when squeezed. In the process of maintenance, you can provide them with unpolluted river water to keep the soil moist.

Softness and hardness

To distinguish it we can first pinch it, if it is very hard, you can basically conclude that it is not yet mature, if the fig has matured, pinch it will be very soft, the shape will also look more full.

Taste

Although the unripe figs are also red after breaking, the taste is very sour, not suitable for consumption, this type of fruit only reached 7 minutes ripely, belong to the raw fruit, mature figs taste sweet, there is a little crisp, broken part also no white soup oozing out, the flesh has a honey luster, but no flow of feeling, slightly put a period of time will be very soft.

how to tell if figs are ripe
how to tell if figs are ripe

TIPS

The more purple the color, the softer the fruit the higher the ripeness.

The ripe fruit has a little wrinkled appearance, with a sugar luster, green or yellow-green, with clear cracks, of which the deeper and coarser the cracks the sweeter the fruit will be, and the taste will be more delicious.

The sugar of ripe figs ooze out with the cracks after the sun’s baking and the friction of the leaves produce browning only after this, the more purple the color of the figs the better the effect, with warmth and prevention of neuralgia and hemorrhoids, swelling and pain and lubrication of the skin beauty effect.

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  1. Indeed you are Albert. I cannot fathom any other reason why I should ever come to NYC other than to visit your good self.

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