The edible fig is one of the first plants that was cultivated by humans. Nine figs dating to about 9400–9200 BC were found in an early Neolithic village close to Jericho in the Jordan valley. The find precedes the domestication of wheat, barley, and legumes, and may thus be the first known instance of agriculture.
Ripe figs should not be washed until ready to eat. They should be kept in the fridge for approximately two days. If figs are not yet ripe, keep them at room temperature to ripen
Figs are high in natural sugars, minerals and soluble fibre. Figs are rich in minerals including potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and copper and are a good source of antioxidant Vitamins A, E and K that contribute to health and wellness.