The health benefits of figs

Figs have a unique, sweet taste, soft and chewy texture and are littered with slightly crunchy, edible seeds. Fresh figs are delicate and perishable, so are often dried to preserve. This produces a sweet and nutritious dried fruit that can be enjoyed all year round. There are multiple different varieties of fig, all of which vary widely in colour and texture. Their unique feature is a little bud-like opening called an ostiole at the top that helps the fruit develop. Their natural sweetness meant that, before the days of refined sugars, they were often used as a sweetener.

Not only is dried fig tasty to eat, it has numerous health benefits to offer as well. Some of these benefits are: improves digestion, helps in weight loss, prevents hypertension, rich in antioxidants, prevents heart disease and cancer, strengthens your bones, good for diabetes and cures iron-deficiency anemia.

They are great in salads and with most cheeses (consume cheese in moderation).

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