If there is a characteristic food of autumn, those are the figs , although it is true that we can start to find them in many markets and specialized stores, especially from September. Whether consumed fresh or dried, they stand out for being tremendously nutritious fruits, which provide us with the essential nutrients that our body needs during the autumn season.
In fact, they are excellent when it comes to relieve and improve autumnal depression (also popularly known by the name of autumnal asthenia ), especially for its incredible wealth in group B vitamins , essential to maintain good health of our nervous system. In addition, its sugar content is ideal for bring us vitality and reduce the generalized weakness .
However, did you know that figs are native to the Middle East, and have been known for more than 5,000 years in Egypt? They were fruits that were already growing in the famous hanging gardens of Babylon, and it is believed that it was King Louis XIV who officially promoted his cultivation in France as an official product destined for the royal table.
With them we can develop different natural remedies, very useful to alleviate or reduce certain conditions or disorders. For example, figs with milk They are an ideal homemade recipe to improve intestinal transit and reduce constipation. We can also dry figs and elaborate our own dried figs . Or prepare a delicious Fig jam , ideal to enjoy in the fall months.
Fig jam recipe, ideal for autumn
Ingredients you need:
- 1,200 kg. of figs (fresh)
- 1 kg. of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
Preparation of fig jam:
First wash the figs and peels well. Then grind well until you get a fig puree. Now part the lemon in half, squeeze it and reserve its juice.
In a casserole, ideal for making jams, add a spoonful of lemon juice, sugar, thickener and fig puree. Heat until it reaches boiling point, and let cook stirring occasionally. When it starts foaming, remove the foam.
To finish, put the jam in previously sterilized glass jars. List!. Enjoy.