Figs: Past, Present, and Future

  title={Figs: Past, Present, and Future},
  author={Joanne L Slavin},
  journal={Nutrition Today},
  • J. Slavin
  • Published 1 July 2006
  • Medicine
  • Nutrition Today
Fig consumption by humans has been recorded since ancient times. The fig is the most mentioned fruit in the Bible. As early as 2000 BC, the medicinal properties of figs have been described. Unlike most fruits, figs are rich in calcium and iron and are considered a "keystone" plant resource for fruit-eating birds and mammals throughout the tropics. Most figs are now consumed as dried fruit and are a concentrated source of nutrients. A single serving of figs contains 20% of the daily value for… 

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