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#284498 - 12/12/06 07:50 PM Figs and health
Alegra - Cooking for Kids Offline
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Now that you've read about the natural history of figs , let's discuss the health benefits of figs.

Figs are high in calcium, potassium, and even iron. THey're high in fiber, providing about 20% of the RDA in one serving (which about 4 fresh or dried figs). They are fat-free, sodium-free, and (like all plant foods) cholesteral free.

A simple and delicius fig recipe is baked figs for breakfast or a light dessert. Simply slice figs in half, drizzle with honey, and bake at about 350F just until warmed. This is truly the food of the gods!

Anyone else know a fun fig recipe to share?
Have you ever picked figs right off the tree?
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#290229 - 01/31/07 01:03 PM Re: Figs and health [Re: Alegra - Cooking for Kids]
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Eat em up raw...that's how I enjoy my figgies!
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"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris...then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast."
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#291359 - 02/08/07 03:55 AM Re: Figs and health [Re: FrenchCultureMelissa]
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The seeds of the fig pick up excess mucous in the body and escort iy out!

The fruit is also high in iron.

Be fitly blessed,
be fitly blessed,

#292367 - 02/13/07 02:10 PM Re: Figs and health [Re: aTeeDAZ]
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Excellent! Most of us could use less mucous, as modern diets tend to increase mucous beyond healhty limits...


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