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Properties of figs

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

When you end the summer takes place the season of figs. Firstly it is the turn of figs, which constitute the first harvest of the fig tree, and the second shift to figs, that represent the second. Among the different varieties of fig trees just a few produce a harvest of figs and another of figs and the rest only give figs.

Figs and the figs have very similar nutritional properties: are rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, beta carotene, potassium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus, some of which have antioxidant effects. In addition, you must not forget their fiber intake.

Properties of figs

Differences between fresh and dried figs

Figs are composed of water in a proportion that varies between 70% and 80%, while between 12 and 19% is made up of hydrates of carbon, namely sucrose, fructose and glucose. However, if the fruit is dry, these proportions vary less than 20 to more than 48% respectively. (more…)

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