Delicate and easy to spoil, figs are often sold dry. But in Japan, raw consumption is growing ever more popular. An orchard in Shizuoka Prefecture, where many of Japan's fruits are grown, is hard at work cultivating new varieties. Each type offers a unique flavor, color and texture to recipes, demonstrating the fig's true versatility as an ingredient. Discover how the fruit is enhancing Japanese cuisine, from sweet to savory. Enter the fascinating world of figs. (Reporter: Kailene Falls)
Reporter, Kailene in the fig orchard
At the cafe
Fig parfait
Whole fig gratin