Fresh figs taste sweet and mature the darker the green to violet skin is. Fresh figs should yield slightly under slight pressure, but not be too soft. The flesh can be light pink to dark red and is interspersed with small edible seeds. Figs can be eaten with the skin on, or the fruit can be halved and the flesh spooned out. Fresh figs taste good in fruit salad and jam or with savoury ingredients such as ham and cheese.