Fig

無花果

Fig

Appearance 外觀

葉及枝條有細毛密布;葉柄細長,表面粗糙。其花序屬於隱頭花序;果實呈倒卵形至梨形,成熟時呈暗紫色。

The leaves and branches are densely covered with fine hairs; the petioles are slender and the surface is rough. The inflorescence belongs to the cryptic inflorescence; the fruit is obovate to pear-shaped, it become dark purple in colour when mature.

Growing Condition 生長條件

喜溫暖,強光的環境,適合乾燥、排水良好的砂質壤土,但果實易引致多種蟲害。

It prefers warm and strong light environment, it also prefers dry and well-drained soil, but the fruit is easy to cause many kinds of pests.

Uses 用途

除了鮮食外,還可做果乾和果醬,調製飲品。另外,無花果乾亦可用於煲湯及沖茶。

Beside eating as fresh food, it can also made into dried fruits and jams to make drinks. In addition, dried figs can also be used for soup and tea.

Health Benefits 營養價值

含大量維生素以及膳食纖維等,具有抗發炎、消水腫、促進消化、降血壓及降血糖等功效,常用於中藥藥材。

Contains a lot of vitamins and dietary fiber, etc., it has the effect of anti-inflammatory, anti-edema, promotes digestion, lowering blood pressure and lowering blood sugar, etc. It is often used in traditional Chinese medicine.