A time for figs

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So, the time for local figs is already started!

This fruit is one of my favorite and not only for the sweet, juicy taste, but for strong gastronomic properties. Right now the price for figs per kg is around 1,5 USD and it will be lower.

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. They are good source of flavonoids and polyphenols including gallic acid, chlorogenic acid, syringic acid, (+)-catechin, (−)-epicatechin and rutin. In one study, a 40-gram portion of dried figs (two medium size figs) produced a significant increase in plasma antioxidant capacity.

Picture by Aleksandrs Znovs ©
Source: Wikipedia

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