Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Aids in digestion
Aids in weight loss
Anti fungal
Anti viral qualities
Aphrodisiac
Detoxifying effects
Enhances production of breast milk
Improves hair, skin and nails
Increases Sex Hormones & Orgasm
Lowers blood pressure
May reduce risk of macular degeneration
May regulate blood sugar
Promotes eye health
Reduces risk of breast cancer

Nutrition:

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:

  • Dried
  • In baked goods
  • Chopped in rice
  • In oatmeal or cereal

Farming Trivia:

  • 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

 

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.