Figs can be eaten fresh or dried, or processed into jam, rolls, biscuits and other types of desserts. Since the ripe fruit does not transport and keep well, most commercial production is in dried and processed forms. Raw figs contain roughly 80% water and 20% carbohydrates, with negligible protein, fat and micronutrient content. They are a moderate source of dietary fiber.
Out of these, anjeer or fig is considered immensely beneficial as they are rich sources of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese and iron.
- Promotes digestive health. Figs are often recommended to nourish and tone the intestines, they act as a natural laxative because of their high fibre content.
- Rich in antioxidants.
- May support healthy blood pressure.
- May support bone health.
- May improve diet quality and aid weight management.