Figs are soft fruits with thin skin that may be green or purple. The flesh of a fig is typically red and the entire fruit can be eaten. Fresh figs are always a treat. Many people consider this fruit as a delicious accompaniment to yogurt, cheese, and dark chocolate. When available in fresh form, this fruit can be consumed on its own as a snack. Many people love its sweet flavour, jam-like texture and honey-like fragrance. People have to handle this fruit with care, as it has a short shelf life.