Health Benefits of Eating Figs

Health & Nutritional Benefits of Eating Figs

  • The rich potassium content of figs helps to maintain the blood pressure of the body.
  • Figs are rich in dietary fiber, which makes them very effective for weight management program.
  • Even leaves of the fig plant have healing properties. Eating fig leaves helps diabetic patients reduce the amount of insulin intake.
  • Consuming figs helps to reduce the risk of breast cancer.
  • Calcium and potassium present in figs prevent bone thinning and help to promote bone density.
  • Tryptophan, present in figs, induces good sleep and helps get rid of sleeping disorders like insomnia.
  • Eating figs relieves fatigue and boosts memory power.
  • Drinking fig juice helps to soothe irritated bronchial passages.
  • Consumption of figs with milk cures illness like anemia.
  • Due to their laxative effect, figs are helpful for treating chronic constipation.
  • Daily consumption of soaked figs (2-3) is an effective remedy for curing hemorrhoids or piles.
  • The soluble fiber, called pectin, in figs helps in reducing blood cholesterol.
  • When applied on skin, baked figs can cure inflammations like abscesses and boils.
  • Due to their high water content, mashed figs act as a very good skin cleanser and help in preventing and curing acnes and pimples.
  • Figs are rich in calcium and are excellent calcium alternatives for people who are allergic to dairy products.
  • Consuming figs also helps in aiding digestion and taming various stomach and bowel-related problems.
  • The juice obtained from green figs is effective for softening and treating corns.
  • Figs promote the overall well-being of an individual and are excellent aphrodisiacs.

Nutritional Value of Fresh Figs

Given below is the amount of nutrients present in 100g of fresh figs.

  • Carbohydrates – 19 g
  • Sugars – 16 g
  • Dietary Fiber – 3 g
  • Fat – 0.3 g
  • Protein – 0.8 g
  • Vitamin B6 -110 mg
  • Energy – 70 kcal / 310 kJ

Nutritional Value of Dried Figs

Given below is the amount of nutrients present in 100g of dried figs.

  • Carbohydrates – 64 g
  • Sugars – 48 g
  • Dietary Fiber -10 g
  • Fat – 1 g
  • Protein – 3 g
  • Energy – 250 kcal / 1040 kJ


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