Green figs don’t look like nature’s candy but they are. Green seems unripe or unsweet. Try a green fig and you will see that this fig variety was likely the inspiration for the (artificially created) cookie in America called the Fig Newton. Unlike the cookie, the flavor of the green figs can vary – such is the case with nature. When you get the good ones, you are in for a healthy treat.
It’s best to let figs get soft and even crack a bit, to intensify the sweet flavor.