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Figs with Ginger
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Dried white figs stewed with crystallized ginger.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB (1 beneficials)
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Dessert
  • 8 ounces dried Greekor Middle Eastern white figs (the tiny 'Shiraz' if you can find them are truly gourmet)
  • 2 teaspoons finely julienned crystallized ginger
  • water to cover dried figs
How to make it:
  1. Wash and drain figs to remove any debris.
  2. Place them in a saucepan with the ginger.
  3. Pour in enough cold water just to cover.
  4. Bring to a boil then turn heat to simmer.
  5. Simmer uncovered approximately 45 minutes, or until the figs are plump and soft but still retain their shape. The water should be reduced to the consistency of pancake syrup.
  6. Stir gently two or three times during the cooking.


  7. Pour one or two tablespoons of this yummy treat over
  8. 1/2 cup of one of the following, according to what is permitted for your blood type:

  9. whipped mild goat cheese;
  10. whipped heavy cow's or goat's cream;
  11. softened cream cheese;
  12. ricotta cheese;
  13. kefir cheese;
  14. sour cream;
  15. vanilla ice cream;
  16. cow's or goat's milk yoghurt;
  17. soymilk yoghurt.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Ginger1 B B N B B B B B
Fig (Fresh/Dried)1 ,2 B B B B N B B B
Sugar (Brown/White)  N A N A N A N A
[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in chitinase, an allergen.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This is a low lectin recipe.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 04, 2007 at 11:37 AM By: Drea