Figs (Ficus carica) – a miraculous fruit

Fig is a Mediterranean woody species. Originating in the Middle East and West Asia, it has been used and cultivated since ancient times, and today it is widely distributed around the world, as a fruit, and as an ornamental plant.

Figs are rich in natural sugars, minerals and absorbent fiber. The minerals that predominate in this fruit are potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and copper.

They are a very rich source of antioxidants, vitamins A and K, and promote the general health of the body.

Due to dietary fiber, figs can be a great treat if you are on a diet and want to lose a few pounds. Foods rich in fiber provide a sense of position and prevent hunger and cravings for sweets.

High levels of magnesium –

  • Magnesium is one of the basic elements that make up our nervous system from stress.
  • It is very important for bones, immunity, brain health.
  • Promotes health and vitality, cures many diseases and significantly slows down the aging process. Dried figs contain three times more magnesium than fresh ones.
Figs flowers

Although the fig is often called the queen of Mediterranean fruit, it technically falls into the category of flowers. Scientists explain how figs are inverted flowers. Its flowers develop inside a pear-shaped capsule, which later ripens into the fruit we eat.

– Very low fat and higher fiber content than any other fruit and vegetable are one of the reasons why figs should be consumed every day.

High levels of natural sugars –

  • High levels of fructose ensure that your brain works faster, receives and sorts information better.

They are simply a practical and nutritionally valuable meal for sports recreation and professionals, combined with nuts they can serve as an ideal snack.

Fig tea cures diseases of the liver, throat, respiratory organs, gallstones, bladder.

Fresh figs contain up to 80 percent water and 60 percent natural sugar.

Therefore, the benefits of consuming figs are as manifold as the ways of consuming them. The sweet rich taste of figs goes perfectly with salty flavors, such as sheep or goat cheese, we can add to various compotes or poultry dishes. From fresh figs we can make compote, jam …

They are full of calcium and are therefore a great alternative to those who cannot drink milk or yogurt.

Published by Sophia Dane

I like to cook and collect interesting recipes. I love traveling, meeting new places and people. I like a good book...

8 thoughts on “Figs (Ficus carica) – a miraculous fruit

      1. And your comments inspired me to add some interesting facts about this truly miraculous fruit, or flower, in the post. Thank you Eleanor, dear friend. πŸ˜‰πŸ’–β€οΈ


    1. Thank you very much, dear Joanne. I’m glad you liked it. And I learned something new while writing this post … And that is actually my intention, to learn new things together … πŸ˜‰πŸ€—

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