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FIGS (ANJEER) HEALTH BENEFITS & NUTRITION FACTS

Fresh and dried figs (Anjeer) are widely consumed in Mediterranean countries and it is popularly known as ‘the poor man’s food’. Fig fruit and its other parts such as bark, leaves, shoots, latex and seeds are medically important. Figs are an important source of antioxidants and consuming figs increases the plasma antioxidant capacity. Studies have shown that figs have purgative (laxative) and anti-pyretic (reduces fever or lowers high body temperature) properties. It is reported that figs include hypoglycemic, antibacterial, antiviral, hypotriglyceridemic and cancer suppressive effect. Fig fruit juice when combined with honey is used as an effective remedy for hemorrhagia. In addition to this, figs are also used as a diuretic and expectorant.

Figs (Anjeer) are fleshy, sweet, healthiest, multipurpose and delicious fruits. They are available in fresh as well as dried preserved form. Figs consists 62% sugar in the dried form and 22% sugar in the fresh fruit form. This fruit is processed and used for cooking pies, cakes, jams, puddings and preserves.

Figs (Anjeer) Nutrition Facts

Anjeer contains carbohydrates, protein, cellulose, oil, mineral salt and water. Moreover, it is a good source of iron, vitamins, lime, potassium, sodium, sulphur, phosphoric acid and other vital nutrients.

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