Health Benefits of Figs

What are the health benefits and vitamins in Figs?

Vitamins in Figs

→ Figs are fruits of the fig tree, a member of mulberry family. It is cultivated since ancient times. Dried figs are very good for health.
→ The health benefits of figs include its use as a treatment for sexual dysfunction, constipation, indigestion, piles, diabetes, cough, bronchitis, and asthma.
→ The high fibre content in figs prevents constipation, eliminates diarrhea and unhealthy or irregular bowel movements.
Vitamins In Figs
→ Figs help preventing certain types of abdominal cancer, as well as colon cancer.
→ Dried figs contain phenol, Omega-3 and Omega-6, the fatty acids which reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
→ Fiber content in figs have been known to protect against breast cancer, and after menopause, the hormonal imbalance in women.
→ Figs controls diabetes.
→ Figs have been traditionally used in the Indian subcontinent as a calming salve for venereal diseases.
→ It is best not to consume too many figs in the week or two leading up to a surgery, because it can occasionally cause bleeding in the digestive tract in sensitive individuals.

Listed here the vitamin sources in Figs.

VitaminsUnitValue per 100g
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg2.0
Thiamin mg0.060
Riboflavin mg0.050
Niacin mg0.400
Vitamin B-6 mg0.113
Folate, DFE µg6
Vitamin B-12 µg0.00
Vitamin A, RAE µg7
Vitamin A, IU IU142
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg0.11
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg0.0
Vitamin D IU0
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg4.7


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