Figs are surprisingly high in calcium. And you can even eat the peel! Figs are a rare fruit source for calcium. They may help prevent bone loss associated with aging. Figs are also high in fiber, which may reduce the risk of colon, breast and prostate cancers. Figs are a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps to control blood pressure. Figs are also good for your eyes. A sweet food that will help fight Macular Degeneration.

California figs are available from June through September A great way to eat them is when they are fresh, soft and aromatic. They pair nicely with cheese or on a salad.