Dried fig; a healing medicine
Fig is a sweet and very nutritious fruit whose main homeland is West Asia and the countries around the Mediterranean. This fruit is very delicious in both dry and wet forms, which in both cases have many properties for the body. Figs grow in a variety of colors such as green, purple, yellow and red in different climates, and although they taste very sweet, their sweetness is completely natural.
Among variety of dried fruits, dried figs have been used as a natural remedy for many ailments for hundreds of years. Figs are a rich source of natural sugars and soluble fiber. In addition, figs are one of the richest sources of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, potassium, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese and iron.
Dried figs nutritional value
Dried figs have 5 times more calories than fresh figs. Approximately, there are 249 calories, 3.3 grams of protein, 0.9 grams of fat, 69 grams of carbohydrates and 5.6 grams of fiber per 100 grams of dried figs. The fiber in dried figs helps reduce appetite and weight loss. Therefore, it is a wonderful snack for people with obesity.
Dried figs contain considerable amounts of iron and vitamin C. So, dried figs are a wonderful fruit for anemic people. In addition, they contain phenols, omega-3s and omega-6s; fatty acids which lower blood cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Fresh figs and dried figs lower blood triglyceride levels and help improve heart health. furthermore, figs are rich in potassium and have very little amount of sodium, which is useful for controlling high blood pressure. Dried figs improve respiratory inflammation such as pneumonia, asthma and shortness of breath. Dried figs are rich in various antioxidants which protect the body against damage caused by many diseases, aging and cancer.