Thursday, November 25, 2010


The fig is native to Asia Minor and has quickly spread throughout the Mediterranean basin. There are several varieties of fig. Harvesting takes place between June and September. In Morocco, the fig is grown around the gardens.

We are two essential varieties: the white, pale green and red pulp and very sweet.
violet, red violet, red pulp of more or less garnet. Dried figs are brown and puffy.
Some fig trees bear fruit twice a year and thus allow the fruits in early July, and autumn, in August and September. Moreover, the fig is a fruit rich in minerals, its potassium content is high, it displays a particular calcium, phosphorus and magnesium very significant. It is also a very good source of iron.

Carbohydrate-rich fruit, the fig also contains an interesting amount of B vitamins, and contains pigments (also called Vitamin P) to the protective properties of small blood vessels. Finally, the fig is very rich in fiber, effective in stimulating the intestines. As prune, it is recommended to fight against constipation.
In traditional medicine, the dried fig is recommended as a source of energy in lactating women and adolescents.
The dried figs are also recommended to fight against constipation and use local (as mask) for skin care.