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"Higueras & Higos: Fig Trees and Figs" Güéjar-Sierra Things to Do Tip by discoem

Güéjar-Sierra Things to Do: 1 reviews and 1 photos

  Ripe green fig
by discoem
 
 

In 2004, I visited Granada. One of my best memories was searching for fig trees and eating the ripest figs right off the trees. September is the perfect month for picking figs.

This year, when I returned to Spain, I found many fig trees in the Sierra Nevada area. I would pull over to the side of a road and gather half a dozen and eat half a dozen.

Figs are incredibly healthy.

Recent medical research reveals that figs have very high levels of the anti oxidant polyphenol, the magic elixir found in green tea. The isoflavones in figs are also the same ones found in tofu and provide the benefits of soy, known for its role in the prevention of certain diseases. Additionally, figs are cholesterol-free, fat-free, and high in car hydrates an natural sugars that can benefit diabetics. Chock full of nutrients, there is nothing bad to be said about figs.

Address: Andalucia region

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  • Written Sep 13, 2006
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