The fig, the common fig, or the carica fig (in Latin: Ficus carica) is a plant species that follows the genus of figs in the mulberry family. It is cultivated in most regions of the Arab world and the Mediterranean basin, but its homeland extends from Turkey to northern India. The tree arrived with the Spanish missionaries to southern California in 1759 AD.
Figs provide the human body with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They contain a large percentage of sugar and the main mineral salts, such as calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin C. They have health benefits such as getting rid of acne and pimples, preventing constipation, high blood pressure, and protecting against prostate cancer.