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Figs


Description

Figs are a type of fruit that is native to the Middle East and Western Asia. They are a popular ingredient in many dishes, including desserts, salads, and snacks. Figs are also a good source of many important nutrients, making them a valuable addition to a healthy diet.

One of the biggest benefits of figs is that they are a good source of fiber. Fiber is an important nutrient that can help to promote healthy digestion and can also help to lower cholesterol levels. Figs are also a good source of vitamins A and K, as well as minerals such as potassium and calcium. Additionally, figs are a good source of antioxidants, which can help to protect the body from the damaging effects of free radicals.

One potential drawback of figs is that they are high in calories. A single fig contains around 37 calories, which is more than many other types of fruit. This can make figs a less-than-ideal choice for people who are trying to lose weight or who are watching their calorie intake. Additionally, some people may be allergic to figs or may have sensitivities to them, which can cause symptoms such as hives or digestive problems.

Overall, figs are a nutritious and delicious fruit that offers many health benefits. While they are high in calories, they can still be a healthy choice when consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet. It is important to choose high-quality figs and to read the ingredient labels carefully to check for added sugars or other potentially harmful ingredients.

Figs is a food in the "Fruit" category and it is high in carbohydrates. It is a food with a very low energy density: 100g provide about 3% of the recommended daily energy intake. Figs as a high content of sugar, which is why its daily consumption should be limited. Figs is rich in minerals and vitamins. The most present mineral is Potassium (K) and in 100g it contains enough Copper (Cu) to provide 7% of the daily requirement. The most common vitamin is Ascorbic acid (C) and in 100g it contains enough Pyridoxine (B6) to provide 6% of the daily requirement.

Glycemic Index: 55/100 (low)

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Nutrition Facts (100g)

RDA
Energy 74 kcal
309 kJ
4%
Water 79.1 g
79 ml
4%
Protein 0.75 g 2%
Carbohydrate 19.2 g 7%
Sugars 16.3 g 33%
Fiber 2.9 g 10%
Fat 0.3 g 0%
Saturated 2 0.06 g (of recommended max) 0%
Monounsatured 0.066 g 0%
Polyunsatured 0.144 g 1%

2 A maximum of 20g of saturated fat per day is recommended

Minerals

Calcium (Ca) 35 mg 3%
Magnesium (Mg) 17 mg 4%
Phosphorus (P) 14 mg 1%
Potassium (K) 232 mg 5%
Sodium (Na) 1 mg 0%
Zinc (Zn) 0.15 mg 1%
Copper (Cu) 0.07 mg 8%
Manganese (Mn) 0.128 mg 6%
Selenium (Se) 0.002 mg 4%

Vitamins

Thiamin (B1) 0.06 mg 5%
Riboflavin (B2) 0.05 mg 4%
Niacin (B3) 0.4 mg 3%
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.3 mg 6%
Pyridoxine (B6) 0.113 mg 7%
Folate (B9) 0.006 mg 2%
Ascorbic acid (C) 2 mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.007 mg 1%
Vitamin K 0.0047 mg 4%
Vitamin E 0.11 mg 1%

Amino acids

Arginine 0.017 g
Histidine 0.011 g 2%
Lysine 0.03 g 1%
Aspartic acid 0.176 g
Glutamic acid 0.072 g
Serine 0.037 g
Threonine 0.024 g 2%
Cysteine 0.012 g
Glycine 0.025 g
Proline 0.049 g
Alanine 0.045 g
Isoleucine 0.023 g 2%
Leucine 0.033 g 1%
Methionine 0.006 g 1%
Phenylalanine 0.018 g 1%
Tryptophan 0.006 g 2%
Tyrosine 0.032 g
Valine 0.028 g 2%

Data analysis

Macronutrients relative proportion

This graph shows the relative percentage of each macronutrient in relation to the one most present. Figs is high in carbohydrates.

Carbohydrates: 94.8%
Fats: 1.5%
Proteins: 3.7%

Vitamins relative proportion

This graph shows the percentage of each vitamin in relation to the one most present. The most abundant vitamin is Ascorbic Acid (C). Ascorbic Acid (C) is a water soluble vitamin. This means that it is easily absorbed by the body and any excess is removed. Ascorbic Acid (C) is important for the synthesis of certain proteins and neurotransmitters. It helps to heal wounds and it's a natural antioxidant.

This graph shows the amount of each vitamin (green area) in relation to the recommended daily intake (gray line).

Minerals relative proportion

This graph shows the percentage of each mineral in relation to the one most present. The most abundant mineral is Potassium (K). Potassium (K) is labeled as macromineral because the body needs it in high amount. Potassium (K) helps the body keep proper fluid balance, nerve transmission, and muscle contraction.

This graph shows the amount of each mineral (green area) in relation to the recommended daily intake (gray line).

Essential amino acids relative proportion

This graph shows the percentage of each essential amino acid in relation to the one most present. The most abundant aminoacid is Aspartic Acid.

This graph shows the amount of each essential amino acid (green area) in relation to the recommended daily intake (gray line).

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Macronutrients Carbohydrate Fat Protein Water Fiber
Vitamins Thiamin (B1) Riboflavin (B2) Niacin (B3) Pantothenic Acid (B5) Pyridoxine (B6) Folate (B9) Cobalamine (B12) Ascorbic Acid (C) Vitamin A Vitamin K Vitamin E Vitamin D
Minerals Calcium (Ca) Iron (Fe) Magnesium (Mg) Phosphorus (P) Potassium (K) Sodium (Na) Zinc (Zn) Copper (Cu) Manganese (Mn) Iodine (I) Selenium (Se) Fluoride (F)
Amino acids Arginine Histidine Lysine Aspartic Acid Glutamic Acid Serine Threonine Asparagine Glutamine Cysteine Selenocysteine Glycine Proline Alanine Isoleucine Leucine Methionine Phenylalanine Tryptophan Tyrosine Valine