Sunday, 6 June 2010


English: Figs

Common Indian Name (Hindi): Anjeer

  • The Common fig (Ficus carica) is widely grown for its edible fruit throughout its natural range in Iran and Pakistan and also in the rest of the Mediterranean region.
  • It is a large, deciduous shrub or small tree native to southwest Asia and the eastern Mediterranean region.
  • The Common Fig is dried or semi-dried.
  • Figs are good to increase energy and raise blood sugar levels quickly.
  • They are also known for their laxative properties.
  • It is thought that they also have cancer-discouraging action.
  • Figs are one of the highest plant sources of calcium and fiber. According to USDA data for the Mission variety, dried figs are richest in fiber, copper, manganese, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and vitamin K, relative to human needs. They have smaller amounts of many other nutrients.
  • Figs have a laxative effect and contain many antioxidants.

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