Figs: An ocean of nutrients


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  • KALPANA YADAV CHAUDHARY CHARAN SINGH HARYANA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, HISAR
  • Kapil
  • Yogita

Abstract

Figs have been consumed by humans since ancient times. Figs are eaten in fresh and dried form; however, since fresh figs are highly perishable, they are mainly consumed near production areas. Thus, most figs are consumed in the form of dried fruits, which are a concentrated source of nutrients. They are an excellent source of fibre, potassium, calcium, iron and many other nutrients. A single serving of figs contains 20% of the daily intake of dietary fibre, which makes them a useful snack item for a variety of individuals and aids in digestion. Figs are a rich source of a wide range of phytochemicals with health-promoting properties and also serve as a therapy for a variety of conditions. 

Author Biography

  • KALPANA YADAV, CHAUDHARY CHARAN SINGH HARYANA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, HISAR

    Kalpana Yadav

    PG student

    Department of Vegetable Science

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2022-05-11

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2022-08-02

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YADAV, K., Kapil, & Yogita. (2022). Figs: An ocean of nutrients. Indian Horticulture, 67(4). https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IndHort/article/view/123851