A fig is a type of fruit that comes from a plant in the genus Ficus, which belongs to the mulberry family. It has a tear-shaped, green or purple skin and sweet flesh with many tiny seeds. It is native to the Mediterranean region and western and southern Asia, but is now grown in many parts of the world. A fig has a sweet and fruity flavor, with hints of sugar, honey, berry, or a combination of those. Some even have profiles of melon or caramel! It also has a slight tanginess and a nutty aftertaste from the seeds. The texture of a fig is soft and chewy, with a crunchy bite from the seeds. Some people may compare the taste of a fig to that of a date, a raisin, or a prune, but with more complexity and freshness. Others may find the taste of a fig unique and incomparable to any other fruit. There are hundreds of varieties of figs, each with their own characteristics and flavors.