Aids in digestion
Aids in weight loss
Enhances production of breast milk
Improves hair, skin and nails
Lowers blood pressure
May reduce risk of macular degeneration
May regulate blood sugar
Promotes eye health
Reduces risk of breast cancer
Serving size: 1 fig; Calories: 37; Fat: .2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 1mg; Carbs: 10g; Fiber: 1.4g; Sugars: 8g; Protein: .4g; Potassium: 3%DV; Vitamin A: 1%DV; Vitamin C: 1%DV; Calcium: 1%DV; Iron: 1%DV
Did You Know?
- Consumption of figs can help improve memory and prevent anemia.
- When applied to the skin, baked figs can help cure inflammations like abscesses and ulcers.
- Because of its high water content, figs can cleanse the skin and prevent or cure acne.
Ways to Eat:
- In baked goods
- Chopped in rice
- In oatmeal or cereal
- Figs are one of the oldest cultivated crops
- They are a semi-tropical plant, so they grow easily in areas with long, hot summers.
- The United States is one of the top fig-producing countries in the world, with most of the production in the United States coming out of California and Texas.
- Most popular varieties: Black Mission, Kadota, Calimyrna, Brown Turkey, Adriatic