Fig is one of the first cultural plants. According to the legend, it was first cultivated in the Arabian Peninsula, and after was spread in Egypt, Phoenicia, and Syria.
Figs contain a number of important microelements: copper, iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium. Also A and B vitamins. Fresh figs contain about 24% sugar and dried up to 37%.
100 grams of fresh figs contain 1,5 gr. proteins, 0,4 gr. fats, 4,9 percent carbon dioxide and 74 calories. 100 gr. dried figs contain up to 257 calories.
Figs are beneficial to the liver and stomach. They are also very useful during cold and tonsillitis. Figs have the ability to dilate blood vessels, so it is recommended for cardiovascular diseases. They also contribute to the dissolution of the thrombus.
In addition, fresh figs are very useful for those who want to lose weight. Fruit hampers the process of turning sugar into fats.
Finally, with all kindness, the figs also have the ability to ease the hangover.