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Purple Figs Green Figs Roast is a cooked dessert with glazed coconut syrup! You will love this figgy dessert. Fig trees have no external flowers as they blossom inside, having crunchy minuscule seeds that make figs a powerful cleansing agent for the guts and reproductive aid in man and woman. When dried,  their nutritional value increases, making them a useful nomadic food for ancient travelers.

Fig is an extremely nutritious succulent little fruit with its fleshy skin and has the distinction of containing higher amounts of calcium, fiber, and antioxidants than any other plant-based food. The union of these nutrients like magnesium, manganese, calcium, copper, potassium, vitamin K, and vitamin B6 helps to regulate blood sugar levels.

These minerals and vitamins reduce high blood pressure, aid in weight loss, and help prevent diseases of the liver, kidney,  heart, lungs, postmenopausal breast cancer, and macular degeneration problems.

Historically, the fig tree has been a symbol of peace and prosperity since thousands of years ago. The discovery of remnants of fig trees in circa neolithic excavation sites may show evidence of its native origin from Egypt and Western Asia. It is commonly cultivated in the region of the Middle East and Europe.

Fig trees belong to the mulberry family. There are numerous varieties and most thrive in warm, dry climates. There are a few hundred types, of which Black Mission, Calimyrna, Brown Turkey, Sierra, King, and Kadota figs are common varieties. In Europe, Turkey, Greece, Portugal, and Spain are the leading producers of figs, and in the USA, California is the largest.

Figs are a powerful natural cure for lowering blood pressure, constipation, piles, digestive problems, and excess Vata in the body. Ayurveda mostly treats worm infestations with the latex of the fruit, including an enzyme called ficin, which has potent anthelmintic properties.

Purple Figs Green Figs Roast

Dessert European
By Monisha Shivananda Serves: 3-4
Prep Time: 10 mins Cooking Time: 30 mins Total Time: 40 mins

Figs Roast is the perfect small sweet treat that is full of nutrients.


  • 2 stems of rosemary (leaves removed)
  • 12 Purple or green figs
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup of coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter or dairy butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Zest from 1 lemon



Remove the leaves from the rosemary, and you have the sticks.


Pierce the stick through 3-4 figs and sprinkle it with coconut sugar


Pour some balsamic vinegar over it and set it on a table to marinate


Meanwhile, In a saucepan over medium heat make caramel with coconut sugar, and let it melt slowly without shaking it.


When it's all melted add coconut butter or cream and stir it up very well then add some water to it.


Next, pour the caramel over the figs generously and cook at 190ºc for 10min.


Garnish with nibs of pistachio nuts or pine nuts and spread some lemon zest over the figs.


There you have it, delicious caramel roasted figs.


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