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”DRY FIG”

What are Dried FigsDried figs are the dried forms of the fig fruit, which grows on the fig tree, scientifically known as Ficus carica. [1] While freshfigs are quite popular for their juicy, luscious texture, they are rather delicate fruits and are only available for a short time each year.

Dried Figs Nutrition

Dried figs contain an impressive nutritional range, including high levels of proteincarbohydratescalciumvitamin Kpotassiumiron, and magnesium. In terms of dietary fiber, dried figs have a higher content than any other fruit. A 1/2 cup of these figs, which is about 9 dried fruits, contains just under 200 calories and has almost no fat content. These dried fruits also offer various antioxidants and active ingredients to further boost your health. [3] There are also trace amounts of omega-6 fatty acids, glutamic acid, and linoleic acid.

What are Dried Figs?

Dried figs are the dried forms of the fig fruit, which grows on the fig tree, scientifically known asFicus carica. [1] While fresh figs are quite popular for their juicy, luscious texture, they are rather delicate fruits and are only available for a short time each year. Fresh figs are only good for 1-2 weeks after they are harvested, and are best consumed within a few days.

Dried figs, on the other hand, can be savored throughout the year. They are also readily available in many parts of the world and have a much longer shelf life than fresh figs. This is a Middle Eastern fruit but is now widely exported to the rest of the world. Dried figs are made by either drying in the sun, or through a dehydration process to remove excess water, leaving behind a fiber-rich, nutrient-dense snack.

Dried Figs Benefits

The most important health benefits of dried figs include its ability to strengthen bones, lower blood pressure, optimize digestion, aid in weight loss, and regulate diabetic symptoms, among others.

Skin Care

With a good amount of vitamin Evitamin C, and calcium, these dried fruits can give your skin a much-needed boost. These active ingredients can work as antioxidants to clear out free radicals and prevent them from causing oxidative stress, which leads to wrinkles, age spots, and other blemishes. [4] It can also improve skin elasticity, to keep you looking younger for longer.