Food of the Week

Figs

 

  • Soluble fiber in figs called Pectin, help reduce blood sugar.
  • When applied to the skin, baked figs can help cure inflammations such as abscesses and ulcers
  • Figs can help in relieving constipation because of its laxative affect
  • Rich in calcium, figs can be a natural therapeutic treatment for people with dairy allergies
  • Rich in fiber, figs are very effective in weight loss.

Fun Fact: Figs are believed to have been the first agricultural plants grown by humans!

Fig Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 2 bananas (frozen, peeled and chopped)
  • 6 figs (fresh, halved)
  • 3/4 cup milk (or coconut milk)
  • 3/4 cup orange juice

Directions:

  1. Place the bananas, figs, milk, and orange juice into a blender. Cover, and puree until smooth. Pour into glasses to serve.

Nutritional Facts:

Calories: 310

Total Fat: 2g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 5mg

Sodium: 60mg

Potassium: 1120mg

Total Carbohydrates: 70g

Dietary Fiber: 8g

Sugars: 50g

Protein: 7g


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