Did you know that figs are rich in minerals including calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron and copper ? Besides they are a good source of antioxidant vitamins A, E and K that contribute to health and wellness.Have you ever tried figs in your smoothie ?

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Here is a delicious vegan recipe, quickly and easy made in 5 minutes:

  • 1 banana
  • 3 figs
  • The juice of half a lime
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • 0,2 l of water

Blend all until smooth and serve your smoothie with some ice cubes. Have a wonderful day and stay healthy!


Info About Fig Selection and Storage

Figs are a one-of-a-kind fruit that resembles a teardrop.They’re roughly the size of a thumb, contain hundreds of tiny seeds, and have a purple or green peel that may be eaten.
The pink flesh of the fruit has a gentle, sweet flavor.Ficus carica is the scientific name for the fig.

Fig Nutrition Facts :

Fresh figs are high in nutrients and low in calories, making them an excellent supplement to a balanced diet.

One small (40-gram) fresh fig containsĀ  :

  • Calories: 30
  • Protein: 0 grams
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbs: 8 grams
  • Fiber: 1 gram
  • Copper: 3% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Magnesium: 2% of the DV
  • Potassium: 2% of the DV
  • Riboflavin: 2% of the DV
  • Thiamine: 2% of the DV
  • Vitamin B6: 3% of the DV
  • Vitamin K: 2% of the DV

Fig Selection :

Fresh figs have a short shelf life.Because they do not ripen well after plucked, they must be picked ripe off the trees.A fig that is too hard is not ripe and will not mature correctly.Fresh fig harvesting season goes from mid-June until mid-October.If you come across them at a market, only buy them if you intend to use them right away.Within seven to ten days following harvesting, fresh figs will deteriorate.Most of the time, this means you only have three days to utilize them at home.

Choose figs that are clean, dry, and have a smooth, undamaged skin.Soft and yielding to the touch, but not mushy, is the goal.Smell the fruit with your nose.The fig has started to ferment if it smells somewhat sour.Figs that have passed their prime tend to fall inward and lose their spherical form.

Fig Storage :

Fresh figs should be kept cool to avoid deterioration.Use them right once or keep them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator’s coldest area for up to two days.Fresh figs can be frozen whole, sliced, or peeled for ten to twelve months in a sealed container.Simply defrost before using, and handle these extremely delicate fruits with care.

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