how to deal with the rough skin on some figs
I've been gorging myself on figs. I lost count how many pounds. Now I don't know for sure the variety. I have a small Black Mission fig tree and there's a person nearby with a large tree with a variety that I would guess it is also the Black Mission. I eat them with the skin and all (sorry, but I absolutelly do not have the patience to peel them) besides, I understand that the skin contains a lot of the nutrients, so I'm not going to throw that away. But my big problem is that after eating a few, my tongue and mouth feel like they're on fire. The skin of these figs especially around the bottom feels like sandpaper. I assume that's not true of all varieties. I noticed that if I let them sit for a few days the skin loses some of that harsh feel, but then I like to eat them right off the tree.
I guess I now understand why figs are not as popular as apples for example. A lot of people get irritated from the latex and now I've learned that my tongue gets roughed up too.