Fig Facts (Spanish: Higo)

The fig–ficus carica–is a unique fruit with pink flesh full of tiny seeds and an edible purple or green peel. Figs may promote healthy digestion, decrease your risk of heart disease, and help manage blood sugar levels. Fresh figs are low in calories and contain a variety of vitamins and minerals. However, dried figs are high in sugar and calories. Figs are particularly rich in copper, a vital mineral that is involved in metabolism and energy production, and vitamin B6, which plays an important role in brain health .

1 SMALL (40 G) fresh fig
calories 30
carbohydrates 8 g
fiber 1 g
copper 3% DV
magnesium 2% DV
potassium 2% DV
riboflavin 2% DV
thiamine 2% DV
vitamin B6 3% DV
vitamin K 2% DV
Sources: healthline

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