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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.

Blood Type Diet Analysis:

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Core Ingredients Analysis:
The ingredients in this category are either BTD compliant for all types or the recipe author and/or editor did not suggest a possible substitution. If this category contains avoids for your blood type this recipe may not work for you, unless you feel like you can omit the item or make an appropriate substitution. If you develop a great BTD compliant variation of this recipe please consider adding it to the Recipe Database.

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Ginger1 B B N B B B B B
Fig (Fresh/D...1 ,2 B B B B N B B B
Sugar (Brown... 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.

    Please Note:

    Cook Right For Your Type is the definitive cookbook for those following the Blood Type Diet. When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has recently been greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a few years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended.

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

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  • Written in Perl by Peter D'Adamo. Copyright 2007-2011 All rights reserved.

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