Wednesday, June 24, 2009

FIGS




The common Fig is a large shrub or a small tree native to southwest Asia and theeastern Mediterranean region. They can be grown in climates with hot summer like our dear old Malta.
Some interesting information about Figs and health : Figs are one of the highest plant sources of calcium and fiber. 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. The have a laxative effect and contain many antioxidants.

5 comments:

siva // ശിവ said...

It is nice to hear about figs....

Giselle said...

Mmmm I love figs. Though I haven't had any this year yet

Isabel said...

Yes they are delicious!

Zen said...

Hello Dina. Thanks for taking a peak at my blog and for your words of encouragement. By the way I'm very picky with fruits but figs are my fave. Ever tried the fig ice-cream???

Peter said...

If they are good for the health, it's fine... I just eat them because I love them!