Green Figs are generally larger and plumper than black figs. When ripe, the figs will be pale lime green with pink to brown variegation that start from the shoulders. The weight of the fig is in direct correlation with its ripeness and sugar content. A heavy fig is a good sign that it is ready-to-eat now. Its flesh contains a rusted strawberry colored jellied pulp laden with the seeds of the fruit. The pulp exudes a candied syrup and confectionery flavors that darker figs cannot achieve.
Figs are a great source of calcium and dietary fiber. They are rich in antioxidants and when dried they develop higher percentages of minerals such as copper, magnesium and potassium. Green figs are sweeter than both brown turkey and black mission figs, making them a better choice for desserts and as a dried (candied) fig.