The Mediterranean fruit

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It usually has a small size (60 to 70 millimeters high and 4.5 to 5.5 centimeters in diameter), it can be oval or pear-shaped, flattened at the base, and it is wider than high. Its skin, according to the species, is pale green, black or purple. The skin is consistent and smooth when it is not ripe, and it can show wrinkles and openings when the fruit is in perfect state of consumption. The pulp, whitish, pale pink or purple, hides hundreds of tiny grains, which allows the enjoyment of the sweetness in the fruit.

Common Name: Fig.
Scientific name: Ficus Carica.
Gender: Ficus
Type: Fruit

Health benefits:

The common fig has a large amount of water and fiber, which improves intestinal transit. It contains a moderate amount of provitamin A of an antioxidant action; such nutrient is transformed into vital vitamins for vision, good condition of the skin, hair, mucous, bones and for the proper functioning of the immune system, in addition to its antioxidant properties. The amount of potassium in this fruit is necessary for the transmission and generation of the nervous impulse and the normal muscular activity. Magnesium is related to the functioning of the intestine, nerves and muscles.

Nutritional table

For every 100 grams of fruit, we find the following:

Carbohydrates16 g
Calcium38 mg
Provitamin A25mcg
Vitamin C3.5mg