Glossary - Plant Derivatives


Figs are good source of flavonoids and polyphenols[1]. Figs and other dried fruit were measured for their antioxidant content. A 40 gram portion of dried figs (two medium size figs) produced significant increase in plasma antioxidant capacity [2]. Figs also have higher quantities of fiber than any other dried or fresh fruit. This plant has been featured in many books and plays a key component in many of them. It is fictionally believed to have healing powers but none have been found in real life.

The Common fig (Ficus carica) is a large, deciduous, shrub or small tree native to southwest Asia and the eastern Mediterranean region (from Greece to Turkey). It grows to a height of 6.9

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