Figat (fig jam) is an artisan product of medieval origin, it is a very typical type of jam on the island of Menorca, it has always been made and prepared at the end of summer, which is when the last figs remain on the fig trees of the island.
It is always said that the secret of a good Figat is to be very patient, since you have to spend a long time cooking the figs over low heat and stirring it so that it does not stick. If you allow us the advice, try it with a piece of Mahón cheese, two delicatessen products from the island that result in one of the best sour-sweet combinations that exist.
Menorca is a land closely linked to the countryside, and like all places whose population is closely linked to the countryside, all the resources provided by the environment are used to eat and subsist. This is the case of jams and preserves, a gastronomic product closely linked to the Mediterranean culture and diet and which in Menorca has a very special value.
Although it is true that jams are very common practically everywhere, in Menorca the tradition is still preserved to make them in the same way as in the past. There are many families that today continue to take advantage of the fruits that their garden gives them to make jams and preserves with them, we can also boast of having jams with very own and original flavors such as figs, squash or melon.