Posture Exercises Method - pain relief and peak performance - ad - Fruit-Powered

Whole and sliced figs with leaves on a white background

Figs

Fruit-Powered Merchandise - ad - Fruit-Powered Store

Story by Brian Rossiter - Fruit-Powered


An absolute treat in fresh form but often found in dried form in many markets, figs are native to the Middle East and Western Asia. Fresh figs score a 98 out of 100 in Dr. T.C. Fry’s “A General Guide to Food Selection,” making this food tied with bananas as the highest rated. Dried figs fetch a 92 rating.

Figs are in season from July through September. A medium-size fig measures 2¼ inches in diameter, weighs 50 grams and contains 37 calories.

Figs belong to the Moracea, or mulberry, family in the genus Ficus. Its scientific name is Ficus carica. Popular varieties grown in the United States include Black Mission, Brown Turkey, Conadria and Kadota.

Figs are rich in fiber and contain moderate amounts of Vitamins B6 and K as well as the minerals manganese and potassium. The fruits contain 79 percent water by weight.

Turkey is the leading producer of figs, growing almost 275,000 metric tonnes in 2012, followed by Egypt with 171,000 metric tons. Algeria (110,000 tons), Morocco (102,000 tons) and Iran (78,000 tons) round out the list of leading five producers.


Stats for 100 Grams of Figs (Fresh)

  • 74 calories

Notable Nutrients

Percentages based on the Reference Daily Intake for a 2,000-calorie diet

  • Fiber: 11.6%
  • Vitamin B6: 5.7%
  • Vitamin K: 5.9%
  • Manganese: 6.4%
  • Potassium: 6.6%

Carbs/Protein/Fat

  • Carbohydrates: 93.2%
  • Protein: 3.4%
  • Fat: 3.4%

Food Type

  • Subacid fruit

Sources

Discover More in Fun Food Facts

Fun Food Facts - Fruit-Powered


Explore Raw Vegan Recipes

Raw Vegan Recipes - Fruit-Powered

2 thoughts on “Figs”

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

JOIN THE MAILING LIST & GET MAGAZINE + GIFT!

Fruit-Powered Magazine - Natural Health a Raw Vegan Lifestyle - evergreen cover - sidebar
Scroll to Top
error: Alert: Content is protected.
Send this to a friend