Figs are a highly prized and nourishing fruit that have been used to treat nearly every known disease since ancient times. Botanically figs belong to the mulberry family (Moraceae), in the genus: Ficus; scientific name: Ficus carica.
They can be red, yellow, or purple-skinned or green-striped, each with their own unique flavor. But before they reach optimal ripeness, figs are gummy with “latex,” which contains serious skin irritants, so protective measures for workers are sometimes mandated for fig production operations.
Figs can provide phenomenal amounts of energy and vitality to the body as well as aid in the repair and restoration of the digestive, cardiovascular, lymphatic, reproductive, muscular, immune, and skeletal system.
Figs are one of the most alkaline fruits available and are rich in minerals such as calcium, iron, copper, potassium, selenium, and zinc.
In fact, figs are one the highest sources of readily assimilable calcium in the…