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#1 Postby Hero » Thu Oct 20, 2005 12:26 am

http://www.geocities.com/mutmainaa/food/fig.html

so much potassium and glucose. they are great for energy and recovery

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#2 Postby veggymeggy » Thu Oct 20, 2005 12:41 am

Except for when they go bad in the fridge because we forget they're there.....
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#3 Postby michael » Thu Oct 20, 2005 7:44 am

I ate several dried figs for lunch yesterday, in fact. A good source of fiber, calcium, Vitamin A and magnesium as well.

This is one of the foods that has been revered since antiquity--and for good reason. Too bad that most people's only exposure to figs their whole lives is by eating an occasional sugar laden, processed Fig Newton cookie.

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#4 Postby sinisterkungfu » Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:37 am

I have several fig trees in my yard. 8)

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#5 Postby SlightlyBitchy » Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:04 pm

veggymeggy wrote:Except for when they go bad in the fridge because we forget they're there.....


hehe, you're like me, i have such good intentions... but then things start to mold...

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#6 Postby Tarz » Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:35 am

SlightlyBitchy wrote:
veggymeggy wrote:Except for when they go bad in the fridge because we forget they're there.....


hehe, you're like me, i have such good intentions... but then things start to mold...


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#7 Postby _raVen_ » Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:19 pm

sinisterkungfu wrote:I have several fig trees in my yard. 8)


Oh, man, I would love to have a figgy tree! One of my favorite fruits. Can't wait for them to come in season. I can eat 'em all day.
A perfectly ripened sweet, thick, soft fig has no equal!

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#8 Postby crashnburn » Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:23 am

michael wrote:I ate several dried figs for lunch yesterday, in fact. A good source of fiber, calcium, Vitamin A and magnesium as well.

This is one of the foods that has been revered since antiquity--and for good reason. Too bad that most people's only exposure to figs their whole lives is by eating an occasional sugar laden, processed Fig Newton cookie.


Definitely old school. Grandad keeps having it all the time with warm milk.

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#9 Postby Kathryn » Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:46 am

I have a hard time finding figs. They don't carry them in my local health-food store or in the local supermarkets. What's with that? Maybe I'll take a trip to the Amish health food store that is 30 miles away and pick some up.

I like both Calmyrna and Black Mission. Love those crunchy little seeds!

Has anybody heard of fig vinegar? I guess Dr. Fuhrman recommends using it, but I've never seen it.

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#10 Postby Gorilla » Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:04 pm

Yeah figs rule. I love them fresh or dried.

I guess the fresh ones are healthier, right? Easier to digest, probably. The dried ones seem to be much sweeter.

I dig both.

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#11 Postby crashnburn » Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:47 pm

The dried ones have been in use for ages. Ancient times did not have refrigeration.. so "dry fruits" are big in India.

- Figs
- Walnuts
- Dates
- Almonds
- Cashew Nuts
- Dried Grapes (Kish mis)
- etc..

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#12 Postby romaxe » Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:11 am

figs rock!!!
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#13 Postby sydneyvegan » Sun Jun 04, 2006 11:53 pm

Just a friendly warning on dried figs... Some aren't Vegan!!!
They sometimes use Glycerin to keep them moist (which as you all know can have an animal source)... :(
I'm not totally sure, but I think organic or sun dried are more likely to be OK...

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#14 Postby Patrick » Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:12 am

Hey Folks,

hope all is well. Figs are indeed the best. And I envy sinisterkungfu for having fig trees. Just want to let you know (you all probably know this already) there is a website called livingtreecommunity.com that has a ton of wonderful products. I must admit it is a bit pricier (spelling) than others but check them out.

To all the best--Patrick :P


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