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Energetic dried figs

Very high in calories, figs are great for energy during the icy winter days. They are very rich in fiber so that they regulate intestinal transit.

Is richness in iron and vitamin C and B makes them very suitable for the manufacture of redbloodcells, much needed to prevent anemia. They are very nutritious for children and for athletes, especially the "fig bread" formed by these fruits when dried, mixed with almonds.

An older combination, easy to prepare, has been called "Nougat for the poor"; it consisted in opening a dried fig in half and place a sweet acorn inside. This could be replaced by a peeled almond.

Similarly, they contain much potassium, a mineral that is essential to regulate body fluids and to control heart rate, nervous system and the production of muscle mass.

Dry figs

Dry figs, very rich in calcium

Dried figs are extremely energetic - 250 kcal per 100 grams compared with 220 kcal for the same weight of pork chops- dried figs have quite a higher amount of calcium compared with the figs - 144 mg 35 mg, respectively, which are suitable for growth and to prevent osteopororis.

Properties of hazelnuts

Main curative properties of hazelnuts

Dry figs, against cough and cancer

We can prepare a syrup against cough based on 6 dried figs cooked per glass of water, until the liquid becomes thick. We will take four tablespoons per day.

In addition to these traditional uses as nutritious, dried figs, according to recent research, are considered anti-cancer food. Thus, we should dry the fresh figs, collected in summer and autumn, to take advantage of all its virtues, even increased, when winter comes. For this purpose, extend over canes in the sun. Then place them in cardboard or wood boxes, rather dry.

Dry figs, very important in Man History

Given the nutritional capacity of this fruit and its many healing properties, figs have had a great importance throughout history.

This fruit has a fundamental role in classic mythology. The fig tree was considered sacred by the Romans, especially dedicated to the god Bacchus.

We must bear in mind that a fig tree was the tree where it lay the wolf that suckled Romulus and Remus. In major parties were offered the figs as an offering to those who visited a home and in many writings of this culture are continuous references to the fruit.

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Delicious hazelnuts


Hazelnuts are rich in vitamin E, which is an antioxidant which prevents aging and seeks a satisfactory condition of the skin. Its fat content is high, as most nuts, having a very large caloric power.

However, the fat of the fruit is rich in oleic acid, so unlike that we supply most of the foods of animal origin, they are unsaturated fats, very suitable for lowering the level of cholesterol. Very rich in minerals, especially magnesium, potassium and calcium, for optimal conservation of our bones, have also folate, an element that prevents malformations in fetuses and the lack of which leads to intestinal disorders or prematurely gray hair.

Hazelnuts, according to Irish tradition, became a symbol of wisdom, so to convey this property to people who eat them. Water or metal seekers often used a branch of this tree so that guide them in their search. The parasitic mistletoe that grows on the branches of hazel is considered that protects against the arts of witchcraft.

Composition of the fruits by each 100 gr.
Oranges Quinces Figs Hazelnuts
Water 86.7 gr. 83 ' 8 gr. 79.11 gr. 5,31gr
Calories 47 57 74 628 gr.
Fat 0.94 gr. 0.4 gr. 0,75 14.95 gr.
Protein 11,75 15.4 gr. 19.18 gr. 16.70 gr.
Carbohydrates 0, 12gr 0.1 gr. 0.30 gr. 60.75 gr.
Fiber 2,4 1.9 gr. 3,3 9.7 gr.
Calcium 40 mgs 11 mgs 35 mgs 114 mgs
Potassium 181 mgs 197 mgs 232 mgs 680 mgs
Iron 0,10 0.7 mgs 0.37 mgs 4.7 mgs
Magnesium 10 mgs 17 mgs 163 mgs
Manganese 6.175 mgs
Phosphorus 11 mgs 17 mgs 14 mgs 290 mgs
Sodium 0 4 mgs 1 mg 0 mg
Vitamin A 205 40 UI 142 UI 40 IU
0,0 87mg 0.02 mgs 0,060 0.643 mgs
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.040 mgs 0.03 mgs Or, 050 0.113 mgs
Vitamin C 53.2 mgs 15 - 20 mgs 2 mgs 6.3 mgs
Vitamin E 15.8 mgs
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