Select figs that are clean and dry, with smooth, unbroken skin. The fruit should be soft and yielding to the touch, but not mushy.
Nutrient Content Claims
Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Sodium free, Good source of fiber, Good source of vitamin B-6, Good source of copper
Dietary Fat & Cancer: Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Fresh figs are fat free.
Sodium & Hypertension:
- Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors. Fresh figs are sodium free.
- Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Fresh figs are sodium free.
- Fresh figs, as part of a low sodium diet, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
Dietary Saturated Fat & Cholesterol & Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease. Fresh figs contain no saturated fat or cholesterol.
Fiber-Containing Grain Products, Fruits, and Vegetables and Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fiber-containing grain products, fruits, and vegetables may reduce the risk of some of cancers, a disease associated with many factors. Fresh figs are a good source of fiber.
Fruits & Vegetables & Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables (foods that are low in fat and may contain dietary fiber, vitamin A, or vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors. Fresh figs are a good source of fiber.
Keep figs in a plastic bag in the coldest part of your refrigerator. Use within two days.
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Presence in Ethnic Foods
Chinese, Japanese, Korean / African / Mediterranean
Social Media Posts
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