Figs

Figs (Ficus carica) are oval to pear shaped fruits with a thin edible outer skin, mushy pink pulp, and tiny white seeds.

Health Benefits of Figs

  • Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer
  • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Osteoporosis Protection
  • Stroke Prevention

  • *Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly concentrated in Figs, and may not necessarily be related to Figs.
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Natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in Figs + Complete Nutrition Facts

Vitamin B6 | Calcium | Dietary Fiber | Potassium |

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Nutrition Facts
Figs raw                      
Serving Size 100g
Calories 74
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3g0%
    Saturated Fat 0.06g0%
Cholesterol 0mg~%
Sodium 1mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 19.2g6%
    Dietary Fiber 2.9g12%
    Sugar 16.3g~
Protein 0.8g~
Vitamin A3%Vitamin C3%
Calcium4%Iron2%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Vitamins  %DV
Vitamin A 142IU3%
    Retinol equivalents 7μg~
    Retinol 0μg~
    Alpha-carotene 0μg~
    Beta-carotene 85μg~
    Beta-cryptoxanthin 0μg~
Vitamin C 2mg3%
Vitamin D 0IU (0μg)~%
    D2 Ergocalciferol ~IU (~μg)
    D3 Cholecalciferol ~IU (~μg)
Vitamin E 0.11mg1%
Vitamin K 4.7μg6%
    K1 - Dihydrophylloquinone ~μg~
    K2 - Menaquinone-4 ~μg~
Vitamin B12 0μg~%
Thiamin 0.06mg4%
Riboflavin 0.05mg3%
Niacin 0.4mg2%
Pantothenic acid 0.3mg3%
Vitamin B6 0.113mg6%
Folate 6μg2%
    Folic Acid 0μg~
    Food Folate 6μg~
    Dietary Folate Equivalents 6μg~
Choline 4.7mg~
Lycopene 0μg~
Lutein+Zeaxanthin 9μg~
Minerals  %DV
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 0.37mg2%
Magnesium 17mg4%
Phosphorus 14mg1%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 232mg7%
Zinc 0.15mg1%
Copper 0.07mg4%
Manganese 0.128mg6%
Selenium 0.2μg0%
Water 79.11g~
Ash 0.66g~
Fatty Acids
Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio0
Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio~
Total Omega 3s0mg
18D3 Linolenic0mg
18D3CN3 Alpha Linolenic(ALA)~mg
18D4 Stearidonic (SDA)0mg
20D3N3 Eicosatrienoic~mg
20D5 Eicosapentaenoic(EPA)0mg
22D5 Docosapentaenoic(DPA)0mg
22D6 Docosahexaenoic(DHA)0mg
Total Omega 6s144mg
18D2144mg
18D2CN6 Linoleic(LA)~mg
18D2CLA Conjugated Linoleic(CLA)~mg
18D3CN6 Gamma-linolenic (GLA)~mg
20D2CN6 Eicosadienoic~mg
20D3N6 Di-homo-gamma-linolenic (DGLA)~mg
20D4N6 Arachidonic (AA)~mg
22D4 Adrenic (AA)~mg
Essential Amino Acids  %RDI
Histidine 11mg2%
Isoleucine 23mg2%
Leucine 33mg1%
Lysine 30mg1%
Methionine 6mg1%
Phenylalanine 18mg2%
Threonine 24mg2%
Tryptophan 6mg2%
Valine 28mg2%
Stats
Percent of Daily CalorieTarget
(2000 calories)
3.7%
Percent Water Composition 79.1%
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g) 0.04

More information on Figs

How to choose Figs: Figs are best when they are mushy and soft, but you can buy figs firm and allow them to ripen at home. Look for figs with a good smell, and few blemishes.

Climate and origin: Figs originated in Asia minor and are one of the first fruits to be cultivated. Figs do best in warm temperate to sub-tropical climates, but there are some hardy varieties which can grow in colder climates. (zones 5-10 in the U.S.)

Taste: Figs have a subtle fragrant taste and the degree of sweetness varies widely by variety.

Miscellaneous information: The most popular fig for drying and shipping, Black Mission Figs get their name from Spanish Missionaries who introduced figs to San Diego California in the late 1800s.



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