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Figs are high in natural and simple sugars, minerals and fibre. They contain good levels of potassium, calcium,
magnesium, iron, copper and manganese. They are one of the highest plant sources of calcium and fiber. Dried figs are richest in fiber, copper, manganese, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and vitamin K, relative to human needs. Figs have a laxative effect and contain many antioxidants. They are a good source of flavonoids and polyphenols. It's suggested that the figs be washed before consumption, soaking them eases the digestion too. The color and texture of figs vary.

Health Benefits

Figs provide renewed vigor & strength to the body especially after prolonged illness or physical & mental exertion. Figs are an excellent tonic for weak people who suffer from cracks in lips, tongue & mouth. Specific health benefits are listed hereunder.
  • Figs lower and control high blood pressure because these are packed with potassium, a mineral that can control hypertension.
  • Figs also help people lose weight. Figs with their high fiber content can help in weight management.
  • Figs are also great for post-menopausal women and for those who have breast cancer. Research has shown that women, who consume fiber-rich fruits regularly, reduce their chances of getting cancer.
  • Figs are good for those with diabetes. In some cultures, the leaves of the fig tree are used for its anti diabetic properties.
  • Figs increase bone density. Figs are rich in calcium, a mineral that promotes bone density. The potassium in the fruit also counteracts the loss of urinary calcium, thus, preventing bones from thinning out.
  • Figs are good for cardiac health. The leaves of the fig tree are said to lower the level of triglycerides, which are a form of fat that are found in the blood stream.
  • Figs are also rich in insoluble and soluble fibers that improve the health of the digestive tract: it prevents constipation.
  • Figs are rich in benzaldehyde, an anti-cancer compound, beta-carotene, potassium and iron. These also have flavonoids and ficin, a digestive enzyme
The health benefits of figs include promoting healthy bowel function due to the high levels of fibre. Figs are amongst the most highly alkaline foods, making them useful in balancing the pH of the body. They are a good source of potassium, important in helping to regulate blood pressure.

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