Roasted Pork Loin With Figs
90 mins (prep 20, cooking 70)
9 ingredients
6 servings
An Exquisite Dish. Nice way to use those fresh picked figs.Great on a bed of white rice or mashed potatoes and a fresh green green salad. Fresh figs contain ficin, a proteolytic (protein-breaking) enzyme similar to papain in papayas and bromelin in fresh pineapple. Proteolytic enzymes split long-chain protein molecules into smaller units, which is why they help tenderize meat. Ficin is most effective at about 140-160°F, the temperature at which stews simmer, and it will continue to work after you take the stew off the stove until the food cools down. Making this a good leftover meal. Temperatures higher than 160°F inactivate ficin; canned figs—which have been exposed to very high heat in processing—will not tenderize meat. Both fresh and dried figs contain pectin, which dissolves when you cook the figs, making them softer.

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Serving Size (14.03 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 41.51 Calories from Fat 0.27
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.03g 0.27%
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0.31%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1.48mg 0.37%
Total Carbohydrate 7.03g 14.06%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 6.97 g %
Protein 0.01g 0.15%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 2.14mg% Iron 0.02mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh figs, boneless pork loin, fresh thyme, orange marmalade