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   Description   Nutritional Value   Health Benefits   Varieties   Botanical Facts   Select and Store   Uses   Nutrition Chart   Web Reference  

Fig    Description Top of Page

FAMILY: Moraceae

Fig is a small round to oval fruit.Its size vary from 1 to 2 inches.It has a jelly like flesh with numerous edible seeds and sweet in taste. Color of the skin varies from dark purple to light yellowish green.

Fig    Nutritional Value Top of Page

Figs are excellent source of dietary fiber.

Fig    Health Benefits Top of Page
Dietary fiber which is rich in figs helps to reduce blood cholestrol and prevent cancer.
Fig    Varieties Top of Page
Many varieties of figs are available world wide. Alma, Celeste, Kadota, Adriatic and Brown Turkey are some common varieties.
Fig    Botanical Facts Top of Page
The fig is a small tree. It can reach upto 10 to 30 feet. The fig grows well and produce better fruits in warm climates.
Fig    Select and Store Top of Page
Look for figs that are fresh plump and free of bruises. Fresh figs should be used immediately or refrigerated upto three to five days.
Fig    Uses Top of Page
Fresh figs are usually eaten out of hand. Dried figs are convenient and nutrious snack.
Fig    Nutrition chart Top of Page

* Amount in 100 grams of edible portion

ENERGY (kilocalories) 74
WATER(grams) 79.11
FAT(grams) 0.3
PROTEIN(grams) 0.75
CARBOHYDRATES(grams) 19.18
FIBER(grams) 2.9
Fat Soluble:
Vitamin A (mcg-RAE) 7
Vitamin D -
Vitamin E (mg) 0.11
Vitamin K (mcg) 4.7
Water Soluble:
Vitamin C (mg) 2.0
Vitamin B
Riboflavin (mg) 0.050
Pyridoxine(B6) (mg) 0.113
Calcium 35
Iron 0.37
Magnesium 17
Phosphorus 14
Potassium 232
Sodium 1
Zinc 0.15
Copper 0.07
Manganese 0.128
Fig    Web reference Top of Page
California figs

California Fresh Fig Growers Association

Valley Fig Growers