I was having a few friends over to my house to visit a couple of weeks ago, and I was determined to find some nice "classy but snacky" foods to serve them. While I was looking around the Whole Foods cheese section, I came upon this very pretty little jar of fig spread. Several weeks prior to finding the jar at Whole Foods, I had the opportunity to taste fig spread at a Costco snack station of all places, and I was really impressed with how well it went with cheese. Not being a big jelly fan, I was surprised at how much I liked it. So, given the occasion, I decided to buy some from Whole Foods.
I know a little bit about figs, having written about them in my immunity boosting foods posting. As a quick refresher -- figs are high in fiber, help regulate blood pressure, and are really filling. They also taste great.
The Whole Foods Fig Spread (called Organic Adriatic Fig Spread) was a big hit with my friends and I loved it as well. It is incredibly thick, rich, and sweet and pairs really well with nuts, cheese and crackers, and fruit. A little bit can also be added to fage yogurt or your other favorite yogurt to create a really tasty lunch or rich dessert.
In the calorie department, one tablespoon (20g) of the fig spread is 60 calories, 0 grams of fat, and 0 grams of fiber, so it is good that a little goes a long way. I find that adding a teaspoon (1/3 of a serving) to my foods here and there is very satisfying and adds some sweetness/taste that I really appreciate.
In case you are interested in figs, but aren't interested in fig spread, you might want to check out low calorie figamajig bars or figamajig bite sized candies.