Ficus carica

General Information

Belonging to the Moraceae family, believed to be native to Asia, there are almost 750 species of edible and inedible figs.

They have a soft skin, a fleshy and sweet pulp and their seeds are crunchy, their color can vary between green, purple and black.

Figs ripen from the end of July to November, although the best season is at the end of summer.

Currently the largest producers of figs are Turkey, Egypt, Greece, Morocco and Spain.


Latin name: Ficus carica
Family plant name: Moraceae
Origin: The Mediterranean and western Asia

Nutrition Facts
1 servings per container
Serving size 100g

Amount per serving
Calories 74
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 19.2g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 16.3g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 0.8g

Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 0.4mg 3%
Potassium 232mg 6%
Vitamin C 2%
Phsophorus 2%
Vitamin B1 5%
Vitamin B2 4%
Vitamin B3 3%
Vitamin B5 6%
Vitamin B6 8%
Vitamin B9 2%
Vitamin E 1%
Vitamin K 4%

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Health Benefits

What properties do they have?


Figs contain a high percentage of water and fiber, they are very popular for helping our metabolism because they have a digestive ferment known as Cradina. They have high amounts of fructose, glucose, and carbohydrates.


  1. Provides energy
  2. Take care of the intestine
  3. Maintains our glucose level
  4. Contains antioxidants
  5. Control weight
  6. Combat cardiovascular diseases
  7. Keeps the nervous system in good condition
  8. They improve mood
  9. Prevent muscle degeneration


How to Consume?

You must bear in mind that very ripe figs can be toxic to our body.

They can be eaten as nuts, accompanied with cheeses, you can prepare sauces, jams, even liquor.

To consume the fruit, it is necessary to wash it, remove the stem and you can eat its peel and pulp