figs are a member of the mulberry family. In India, generally called “Anjeer”. It comes from the plant known as ficus carica. Which belongs to western Asia and the Middle East location for its hot, sunny, and dry climate. Now it is grown all over the world.
It grows up to 10 meters in height. It contains a smooth white bark. Figs are oval and pear-shaped to look like. They are sweet and chewable. You can eat them raw and dried by making a variety of recipes. This a superfood, because of it’s nutritional value. These fruits are generally fat-free and cholesterol-free food that contains vitamins, magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, copper, and also a great source of anti-oxidants.
it is high in natural sugar. It contains anti-inflammatory properties that help indigestion. It helps to balance the glucose level. Thus it is also known as the best immune-boosting food. it helps to decrease your risk of heart disease. Soaked figs are truly incredible to cure constipation. Soak 2-3 dried figs in water and leave them overnight. Consume them in the morning. Continue taking soaked figs for about one month can give you amazing results in recovery from constipation.
Let’s take a look at how figs are helpful:
Dried figs are high in minerals and vitamins.
- It helps in improving liver health.
- It helps to treat piles.
- It keeps insomnia away.
- It helps to improve immune system.
- It helps in improving your heart health.
- It helps to prevent cancer.
- It helps in strengthen your bone health.
- It helps in asthma.
- It helps to reduce chronic diseases.
- It helps in reducing osteoporosis.
- It helps you to reduce body weight.
- It is great aid in cancer prevention.
- It helps in moisturizing your skin.
- It helps in premature greying. Their extracts are used to create hair conditioners.
- Figs helps to process food and absorb more nutrients, which helps to promote general wellness.
Nutritional value of 1 fig in a day:
- 37 calories
- 1grm fat
- 10 gram carbohydrates
- 8grm sugar
- 1.2g fiber
- 0.3 protein
You can eat it in many ways. You can eat figs mixing with salad, stuffed cheese, and grilled. You can make a smoothie by adding one banana. You can use figs in cakes and muffins. They are truly amazing fruits and tastes good. You can eat 2 to 3 figs in a day.
Adverse effects of figs:
Many people claim that they have faced a burning sensation and sore tongue after eating raw. This is because of fiction (the molecule) It is recommended to eat in a controlled manner because of its warm nature. It causes allergy. Experts advise that people who have asthma should avoid eating figs.
It is recommended to eat it in the winter season. But one should avoid overeating figs in winter. It can cause retinal bleeding. Overeating of figs can cause bloating and stomach ache.