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Health benefits of Fig

  1. Figs are high in fiber, high concentration of fiber helps promote healthy, regular bowel function and prevents constipation
  2. It is highly recommended for obese people. Don’t over eat it!
  3. Best remedy for kidney stones. Boil 5-6 pieces in water and consume
  4. Prevents colon cancer
  5. Strengthens bone
  6. Good remedy for diabetes, helps to decrease insulin
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The fig also called as Anjeer in India is an Asian Species of flowering tree in the family of mulberry tree. The fig takes its origin in the Middle East and western parts of the Asian continent. The fig is rumored to be one of the first plants to be cultivated by humans.
Figs are consumed fresh from the trees and also in their dried form.  The latter is the most preferred way of consumption by people across the globe.
The fig belongs to the family of Moraceaewith the binomial name Ficuscarica.
Ripe Figs are purplish on the outside with a pinkish color inside the fruit containing a lot of seeds.
Dry Figs
Fresh figs are seasonal fruits and available only in western parts of Asia but dried figs on the other hand are available almost everywhere and during any time of the year. Thus making figs an ingredient in many sweets.
Dried figs are consumed in tats, pie and breads. Figs are also mixed along with milk and consumed as a healthy milk shake for people who want to have healthy weight gain.
Fig jams and jelly are obtained by converting figs in the form of a gel.
In India figs are a crucial ingredient in many sweets. Anjeer sweets are famous in many parts of northern parts of the country.
Fig flavored ice cream are sought after by many across the country.
 Advantages of consuming Dried Figs:
Figs are bursting with Vitamins and various other nutrients. Consuming a few pieces of dried figs can create magic in your body.
Some of the health benefits of dried Figs are:
Weight Loss: Figs are rich in fiber which aids in reducing weight. Consuming or two slices of figs can serve as a healthy alternative for those planning to reduce weight.
Lowering Cholesterol: Figs have Pectin which is a soluble fiber this fiber mops up unwanted lumps of cholesterol and transports them to the excretory system to flush them out of the system.
Prevention of Constipation: The fiber in dried figs promote healthy bowel movement thus eliminating constipation and preventing diarrhea.
Prevention of coronary heart disease: The Omega-3, Omega-6 and Phenol in the figs reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Figs also control the number of triglycerides which are a major reason for various heart diseases.
Prevention of Colon Cancer: The free radicals and other cancer causing substances especially in the colon are eliminated by the presence of fiber in figs.
Good for diabetic patients: Dried figs control the insulin levels thus making figs a healthy alternative for people with diabetes. The potassium in figs help to regulate the amount of sugar absorbed by the body after meals.
The above benefits can be achieved by consuming this wonder fruit.
Nutritional value of Fig – per 100-gm

Calories 107
                                                                                                                                           % Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 1 mg 0%
Potassium 97 mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 28 g 9%
Protein 0.4 g 0%

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