Aphrodisiac: Figs

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The fig is a holy fruit mentioned in many scriptures such as: the Quran (A fruit that contains secrets) “[I swear] by the fig and the olive.” (95:1) and the Bible: where figs were used as a sign of peace and prosperity, “each man under his own vine and fig tree” (1 Kings 4:25).

The fig is also reported to be Cleopatra’s favorite fruit and the ancient Greeks held them as sacred and associated them with love and fertility.

This holy fruit is packed with benefits such as plenty of amino acids and is ideal for libido powers. They also contain nutrients that encourage sexual stamina. This fruity gem gets both your heart bumping and your blood pumping. The massive amounts of seeds this fruit holds is said to be a sign of fertility. This fruit also has several erotic effects; the breaking open of the fig and eating it in front of your lover is sensual!

Additional Benefits of Figs:

  • Great source of calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, manganese and copper.
  • Many important vitamins as well such as vitamin K, vitamin A, niacin and vitamin B6.
  • Figs also contain tryptophan
    • Tryptophan influences serotonin levels in the brain
  • Extremely high in fiber (especially dried) which is beneficial to ideal functioning of the digestive system.
  • Omega-­3 and omega‐6 and phytosterol
  • Figs are described as “nature’s most nearly perfect fruit” by the California Fig Advisory Board (www.californiafigs.com)

This is no surprise as figs are high in fiber, have no fat, and they increase your stamina and boost your libido.

Detailed nutritional value of figs:

Fresh Fig Nutritional

Value

(100 grams)

Dried Fig Nutritional

Value

(100 grams)

Calories (kcal) 74 Calories (kcal) 249
Fibre (g) 3 Fibre (g) 10
Fat (g) 0 Fat (g) 1
Protein (g) 1 Protein (g) 3
Sugar (g) 16 Sugar (g) 48
Vitamin A (IU) 142 Vitamin A (IU) 10
Vitamin C (mg) 2 Vitamin C (mg) 1.2
Vitamin B1 0.1 Vitamin B1 0.1
Vitamin B2 0.1 Vitamin B2 0.1
Vitamin B6 0.1 Vitamin B6 0.1
Sodium 1 Sodium 10
Potassium 232 Potassium 680
Calcium 35 Calcium 162
Phosphorus 232 Phosphorus 67
Magnesium 17 Magnesium 68
Iron 0.4 Iron 3.07
Manganese 0.1 Manganese 0.8
Copper 0.1 Copper 0.3
Selenium 0.2 Selenium 0.6
Zinc 0.2 Zinc 0.5

Aphrodisiac fact: An open fig is believed to emulate the female sex organs.

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