Organic dried figs are available throughout a year. Although considered a fruit, the fig is actually an inverted flower, originating in Arabia, while seeds are the fruit.
- Nutritional Profile- One piece of dried fig gives you just 47 calories, which is 0.2 grams of total fat per dried fig. A 1/2-cup serving of dried figs contains 7.3 g of fiber and 1.5 mg of iron. Figs are significant source of both, soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber which helps in keeping you full for longer periods of time and relieves constipation. Figs are rich in Vitamins A, B1, B1, B6 and K, manganese and potassium, magnesium, copper, iron, and phosphorus. They contain more calcium than most other fruits. Dry figs are the best fruit in terms of natural fiber. Being loaded with minerals and nutrients, figs benefit hair’s health and skin.
- Health Benefits- Their soluble fiber contributes to satiety and promotes healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels, while their insoluble fiber supports efficient digestion and bowel regularity. Iron is an essential mineral needed to help transport oxygen in your blood and iron is found in figs. Potassium in figs helps regulate blood pressure.
- Usage: Figs are not only the main ingredient in a very popular cookie, the fig bar, but are a culinary delicacy par excellence. When preparing oatmeal or any other whole grain breakfast porridge, add some dried figs.