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Fig and Date

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Benefits

Health Benefits
Cancer prevention, Controls blood pressure, Heart care, Increase in haemoglobin, Prevents constipation, Prevents macular degeneration, Reduces nervous tension
Cancer prevention, Cures gastro-intestinal troubles, Diarrhea treatment, Heart care, Heat stroke treatment, Improves muscular strength, Prevents constipation, Prevents nerve damage, Strengthening of bones
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General Benefits
Controls blood pressure, Helps in weight loss, Maintains healthy cholesterol level, Strengthens bones
Boosts immune system, Maintains healthy cholesterol level, Strengthens bones

Skin Benefits
Brightens and lightens complexion, Hydrates skin, Skin rejuvenation, Treatment of acne
Anti-aging benefits, Brightens and lightens complexion, Reduces wrinkles, Treatment of skin diseases

Hair Benefits
Good conditioner, Regulates hair growth, Softening mask
Prevents hair loss, Promotes longer and healthier hair, Protects hair, Regulates hair growth

Allergy

Allergy Symptoms
Abdominal pains, Anaphylaxis, Coughing, Headaches, Hives, Itching, Nasal congestion, Skin rash, Sneezing, Sore throat, Swelling of hands
Redness of eyes, Runny nose, Sneezing, Watery eyes

Side Effects
Allergic reaction, Skin rash, Possibly unsafe during pregnancy
Allergic reaction, Diarrhoea, Intestinal gas, Stomach pain, Tooth decay, Weight gain
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Recommeded for

Pregnant Women
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Lactating Women
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Best Time to Eat
Best if taken as a breakfast (or empty stomach), Don't consume at night and before bed, Morning time (before lunch)
Any time except an hour after meal, Don't consume at night and before bed

Nutrition

Serving Size
100 g
100 g

Carbs
19.20 g
13
75.03 g
2
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Fiber
2.90 g
21
8.00 g
3
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Sugar
16.30 g
5
63.35 g
1
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Protein
0.80 g
37
2.45 g
6
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Protein to Carb Ratio
0.04
24
0.03
25
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Vitamins

Vitamin A (Retinol)
7.00 mcg
29
0.00 mcg
37
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Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
0.06 mg
15
0.05 mg
20
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Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
0.05 mg
20
0.07 mg
13
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Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
0.40 mg
36
1.27 mg
5
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Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
0.30 mg
12
0.59 mg
3
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Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxin)
0.11 mg
12
0.17 mg
10
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Vitamin B9 (Folic acid)
6.00 mcg
29
19.00 mcg
16
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Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
2.00 mg
99+
0.40 mg
99+
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Vitamin E (Tocopherole)
0.11 mg
36
0.05 mg
39
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Vitamin K (Phyllochinone)
4.70 mcg
15
2.70 mcg
23
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Lycopene
0.00 mcg
9
0.00 mcg
9
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Lutein+Zeaxanthin
9.00 mcg
32
75.00 mcg
18
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Choline
4.70 mg
26
6.30 mg
17
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Fat
0.30 g
20
0.39 g
27
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Minerals

Potassium
232.00 mg
30
656.00 mg
3
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Iron
0.37 mg
30
1.02 mg
12
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Sodium
1.00 mg
20
2.00 mg
18
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Calcium
35.00 mg
11
39.00 mg
8
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Magnesium
17.00 mg
17
43.00 mg
2
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Zinc
0.15 mg
18
0.29 mg
9
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Phosphorus
14.00 mg
32
62.00 mg
4
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Manganese
0.13 mg
25
0.26 mg
17
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Copper
0.07 mg
32
0.21 mg
7
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Selenium
0.20 mcg
15
3.00 mcg
4
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Fatty Acids

Omega 3s
0.00 mg
38
3.00 mg
35
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Omega 6s
144.00 mg
14
16.00 mg
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Sterol

Phytosterol
31.00 mg
4
Not Available
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Water Content
79.11 g
99+
20.53 g
99+
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Ash
0.66 g
17
1.60 g
4
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Calories

Serving Size
100 g
100 g

Calories in Fresh Fruit with Peel
74.00 kcal
10
282.00 kcal
2
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Calories in Fresh Fruit without Peel
Not Available
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Calories in Frozen Form
71.42 kcal
9
Not Available
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Calories in Dried Form
249.00 kcal
30
290.00 kcal
18
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Calories in Canned Form
69.00 kcal
15
Not Available
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Calories in Foods

Calories in Juice
65.00 kcal
19
461.00 kcal
1
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Calories in Jam
360.00 kcal
5
384.00 kcal
2
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Calories in Pie
450.00 kcal
1
321.00 kcal
13
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Characteristics

Type
Tree fruit
Tropical
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Season
Summer, Winter
Spring, Summer
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Varieties
Abyad, Adriatic, Alma, Atreano, Bataglia, Black Bethlehem, Black Madeira, Black Mission, Brown Turkey, Sierra, Calimyrna, Kadota, Deanna, Figoin and Hardy Chicago Fig
Barhi, Dayri, Deglet Noor, Halawy, Khadrawy, Medjool, Thoory and Zahidi

Seedless Variety
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Color
Green, Purple, Red
Black, Brown, Red, Yellow

Inside Color
Pink
Brown
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Shape
Conical
Oval
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Texture
Fleshy
Fleshy
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Taste
Sweet
Sweet

Origin
Western Asia
Iraq

Grows on
Trees
Trees

Cultivation

Soil Type
Clay, Limestone, Loam, Sandy
Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil pH
5-7
8-10

Climatic Conditions
Dry, Warm
Hot, Warm

Facts

Facts about
  • Fig tree is considered as a symbol of abundance, fertility and sweetness.
  • The fig is made up of 55% of natural sugar so they are the sweetest fruits.
  • Figs are used as a fat substitute in recipes.
  • Date is known as the tree of life in Middle east.
  • Date palms cover 3% of the earth's total farmlands.
  • Scholars believe that date (and not apple) was the real fruit mentioned in the Bible's Garden of Eden.

In Alcoholic Beverages

Wine
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Beer
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Spirits
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Cocktails
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Production

Top Producer
Turkey
Egypt
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Other Countries
Albania, Algeria, Brazil, Egypt, Iran, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, United States of America
Algeria, Iraq, Oman, Pakistan, South Africa, United Arab Emirates

Top Importer
France
India
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Top Exporter
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
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Scientific Name

Botanical Name
Ficus carica
Phoenix Dactylifera

Synonym
Not Available
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Classification

Domain
Eukarya
Eukarya

Kingdom
Plantae
Plantae

Subkingdom
Tracheobionta
Tracheobionta

Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta

Class
Magnoliopsida
Liliopsida
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Subclass
Alismidae
Arecidae
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Order
Rosales
Arecales
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Family
Moraceae
Arecaceae
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Genus
Ficus
Phoenix
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Species
Ficus carica
P. dactylifera

Generic Group
Mulberry
Palm
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Difference Between Fig and Date

We might think that Fig and Date are similar with respect to nutritional value and health benefits. But the nutrient content of both fruits is different. Fig and Date Facts such as their taste, shape, color, and size are also distinct. The difference between Fig and Date is explained here.

The amount of calories in 100 gm of fresh Fig and Date with peel is 74.00 kcal and 282.00 kcal and the amount of calories without peel is Not Available and Not Available respectively. Thus, Fig and Date belong to Low Calorie Fruits and High Calorie Fruits category. These fruits might or might not differ with respect to their scientific classification. The order of Fig and Date is Rosales and Arecales respectively. Fig belongs to Moraceae family and Date belongs to Arecaceae family. Fig belongs to Ficus genus of Ficus carica species and Date belongs to Phoenix genus of P. dactylifera species. Beings plants, both fruits belong to Plantae Kingdom.

Fig and Date Nutritional Information

Nowadays, every time you choose any food item, the usual doubt is - Does it contain extra fat or calories? Is it healthy? Therefore, Fig and Date will help you choose the best fruit for your diet! Fig and Date Nutritional Information includes the details about their carbs, fiber, water content etc. Carbs and fiber in Fig is 19.20 g and 2.90 g. On the other hand, carbs and fiber in Date is 75.03 g and 8.00 g. The sugar content of Fig and Date is 16.30 g and 63.35 g respectively. Thus, Fig is one of the Tree Fruits and Date is one of the Tropical Fruits. For a serving size of 100 gm, the amount of protein present in Fig and Date is 0.80 g and 2.45 g. Water content in first and second fruit is 79.11 g and 20.53 g respectively. Fruits are rich source of all essential Vitamins. Vitamin C and Vitamin E content of Fig is 2.00 mg and 2.00 mg. For Date, it is 0.40 mg and 0.40 mg respectively.

Compare Fig and Date Benefits

All fruits are healthy but how many of us know about their health benefits? Compare Fruits helps you compare Fig and Date benefits so that you can choose the best fruit for your health diet. Health benefits of Fig are: controls blood pressure, heart care, increase in haemoglobin, prevents constipation, prevents macular degeneration, reduces nervous tension and cancer prevention while the main health benefits of Date are: heart care, improves muscular strength, prevents constipation, prevents nerve damage, strengthening of bones, diarrhea treatment, cures gastro-intestinal troubles, heat stroke treatment and cancer prevention. Fruits are natural foods and are well known for their skin benefits. The skin benefits of Fig are brightens and lightens complexion, hydrates skin, skin rejuvenation and treatment of acne that of Date are anti-aging benefits, brightens and lightens complexion, reduces wrinkles and treatment of skin diseases. Along with general health and skin benefits, there are certain side effects of consuming fruits, maybe due to intolerance or wrong consumption! Talking about these fruits, the side effects of first fruit are: allergic reaction, skin rash and possibly unsafe during pregnancy and the side effects of second fruit are: allergic reaction, diarrhoea, intestinal gas, stomach pain, tooth decay and weight gain.