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Fig is a lusciously sweet fruit eaten either fresh or dried. A medium fig fig caasnweighs approximately 50 grams, providing 10 grams of carbohydrate and 1 gram of fiber.

Average calories: 40 per one medium fruit.

Fig: one medium

Carbohydrate

10

Fiber

1

Protein

0

Fat

0

Calories

40

Vitamins found in higher amounts: vitamins C, K, B6 and B2.

Minerals found in higher amounts: manganese, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and copper.

Phytonutrients found in higher amounts and their health benefits: figs contain flavonoids and carotenoids (beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin). Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants with anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-allergic effects. Carotenoids improve healthy vision and may protect against macular degeneration of the eye.

A unique nutrient in fig is psoralen. It is a type of furanocoumarinPsoralen is effective in psoriasis. See “Psoriasis” under the section of “Medicinal Nutrition”.