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The fruit of Ficus carica; eaten fresh or dried. Figs have mild laxative properties (syrup of figs is a medicinal preparation). A 40‐g portion of dried figs (two figs) is a source of calcium, iron, and copper; provides 3 g of dietary fibre; supplies 80 kcal (335 kJ); and contains 50% sugars. A 100‐g portion of fresh figs (two figs) supplies 60 kcal (245 kJ).

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