Dried Figs (Anjeer) as well as Fresh Figs are available throughout the year. Dried figs are healthy food containing lots of minerals and vitamins. You can consume as dried (Anjeer) or Fresh Figs. Figs are from mulberry family.
Figs: Latin Name: Ficus carica
Here we give some of the Health benefits of Figs:
Nutrient Values of FIGS (50 gms of serving)
Fiber 5.8%; potassium3.3%; manganese3%; vitamin B6 3%; Calories (37) 2%
Figs are rich in dietary fiber which makes you feel satisfied, improves brain memory and prevent anemia.
Figs lower triglyceride levels. Also, potassium in Figs helps to regulate blood pressure and hypertension.
Dried figs are good sources of high levels phenol antioxidants, which fight against the damage caused by free radicals. The calcium in figs strengthens the bones.
Figs are excellent for building red blood cells (RBC), element in Hemoglobin, which help to carry oxygen throughout the body thus that can be used as component in your healthy snacks.
Figs contain Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids which prevents coronary heart diseases or Heart Problems.
The Tryptophan in Figgs induces good night sleep and helps get rid of sleep disorders like insomnia
The natural sugars in figs make them a healthy snack for people with diabetes.