Figs

-Want calcium but don’t like milk? Try a half-cup of figs, which has as much calcium as a half-cup of milk. -Figs have a 55% natural sugar content, making them the sweetest of all fruits. -Figs are believed to be one of the oldest, if not the oldest cultivated fruit consumed by humans. Figs are high in fiber, iron, and potassium...

HEALTHY & FUN FRUITY FACTS

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7/18/2021 1 min read

Figs

-Want calcium but don’t like milk? Try a half-cup of figs, which has as much calcium as a half-cup of milk.

-Figs have a 55% natural sugar content, making them the sweetest of all fruits.

-Figs are believed to be one of the oldest, if not the oldest cultivated fruit consumed by humans. Figs are high in fiber, iron, and potassium. Fig Newton cookies have been around since 1891, a testament to the popularity of figs. Sumerian tablets dated all the way from 2500 B.C. show the use of figs for cooking. Neolithic sites from 5000 B.C. revealed remains of fig trees during excavations. Fig trees can easily live 100 years!