Figs are known as "fruits of the gods". They are one of the sweetest fruits, as they contain 55% natural sugar. Due to the loss of water during the drying process, the dried fruit becomes more concentrated in nutrients and fiber.
They are consumed directly or as an addition to salads, desserts, muesli, raw candies and pastries. To soften them more easily, soak them in hot water beforehand.
- HEALTH BENEFITS:
Figs are a fruit with high nutritional value. Of all the fruits, they contain the most calcium. They are also a good source of copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium and vitamin K. They contain antioxidants, flavonoids, polyphenols and have a mild laxative effect. The fruits are rich in iron and manganese, which makes them a great choice for anemia or chronic fatigue. The soluble fiber contained in figs contributes to faster satiety of hunger and maintains healthy blood sugar and cholesterol. And insolubles help and regulate digestion.
Potassium in fruits maintains the body's balance of fluids and electrolytes - a property extremely important for the normal function of nerves and heart muscle. Most of their calories come from simple, fast-dissolving sugars, making them an excellent source of energy. Their amount should not be a concern, because they are taken together with the fiber of the fruit, which slows down the release of sugar into the blood.