Incredibly useful exotic fruit.
Figs are well known, especially in dry or dried form. But at the end of the summer – August and September – in the markets, there is a fresh Fig. The taste of it is awesome – moderately sweet, delicate and fresh at the same time. Fruit colour can be from light green to red-brown and dark blue.
The benefits of figs
In figs a lot of vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, iron, and phosphorus, protein and sugars. It consists of also nicotinic acid, carotenoids, enzymes, fruit acid, pectin and protein. And potassium Fig is second only to the nuts.
The figs have laxative properties, improve metabolism and intestinal health. Little bones in the flesh – an excellent ballast material, which easily swell in the stomach.
Doctors recommend the use of figs as a diaphoretic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory during a cold and SARS.
In diseases of the cardiovascular system figs are especially useful, as well relieves spasms and thins the blood.Figs also reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and cancer. In addition, it strengthens and supports bone strength.
Because figs contain a lot of fiber and sugar, it is not recommended to use if there are problems with the gastrointestinal tract and diabetes. It is undesirable to use the fruit for those who suffer from gout and has inflammatory diseases of the stomach (ulcers, gastritis), especially in the acute stage.
The calorie content of figs
The calorie content of figs is 49 kcal per 100 g of product.
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