The common fig is the best-known species of the fig (ficus), which is botanically classified in the moraceae family.

The common fig grows wild from the Mediterranean to India and is cultivated in other tropical and subtropical regions.  Around the Mediterranean, there are mainly two crop seasons for figs. The large and juicy summer figs are harvested in June and July. The small and sweet autumn figs are picked in September and are usually dried.

Season: June, July and September (only imported produce)

Nutritional Value: Fig – Swiss food composition database


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Figs are rich in dietary fibre and contain about 15 percent sugar. Sugar content rises to 60 percent in preserved, dried figs.

1 portion a day corresponds to:

5 figs