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Fig: health benefits and nutritional value of figs

  1. The fig is the fruit of trees of the genus Ficus, the botanical name of a genus in the mulberry family (Moraceae). A fig tree is an evergreen plant. Fig trees live up to 100 years old, can fruit three times a year in ideal conditions and can reach a height of ten meters. The fig contains valuable vitamins, minerals and trace elements and has positive effects on health. The health benefits of the fig are mainly in the area of ​​the digestive effect. Dried figs have a sweet taste and can be used very well as a healthy substitute for sweets; it is a delicious and healthy snack.

What is a fig?

  1. Country of origin

Ingredients and nutritional value

  1. Fresh figs contain only 40 kcal when eaten raw. In addition, the fig contains about 3.3 grams of fat, 1.4 grams of protein and 13 grams of carbohydrates per 100 grams. Up to 80 percent of the fruit is made up of water. In addition, the fruits are rich in fiber. Beta-carotene (pro-vitamin A, which is converted into vitamin A in the body) and vitamins B1, B2, B3, B8 and folic acid are also present in large amounts in the fig. The vitamin C content is relatively low. The plant is a supplier of important minerals and trace elements such as zinc, iron, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium

Buy and keep

  1. Fresh figs

Side Effects

  1. Figs are high in oxalates, an organic acid found in many plants. Overeating figs is likely to have a laxative effect and so they should be enjoyed in moderation.

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