What are the health benefits and 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.
→ 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.
|Vitamins||Unit||Value per 100g|
|Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid||mg||2.0|
|Vitamin A, RAE||Âµg||7|
|Vitamin A, IU||IU||142|
|Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)||mg||0.11|
|Vitamin D (D2 + D3)||Âµg||0.0|
|Vitamin K (phylloquinone)||Âµg||4.7|