Figs/ Anjeer

Figs are both tasty and nutritious. The health benefits of figs or anjeer are many in fact, recent studies have shown that they may be use in the treatment of sexual dysfunction, constipation, indigestion, piles, diabetes, cough, bronchitis and asthma. Figs are also used as a quick and healthy way to gain weight after suffering from an illness.

In India, the fruit is called anjeer. Different varieties of the fruit can have different colors from purple, red, green, and golden yellow. The most popular types of figs include:

Black mission figs

Brown turkey

Sierra figs

Calimyrna figs

Kadota figs

The dried form of fig is easily available almost everywhere, all year round.

 Benefits of Eating Dried Figs

Figs have many health benefits and are the earliest fruits man grew. You have to start consuming them because of its numerous medical advantages.

1. Improved digestion

2. Helps losing weight

3. Prevents hypertension

4. Rich in antioxidants

5. Preventing heart disease

6. Preventing cancer

7. Strengthens your bones

8. Good for diabetes

9. Cures iron-deficiency anemia

10. Improves reproductive health

 Nutrition Facts – Figs, raw

Serving Size : 100 grams


Nutrient Value
Water 79.11g
Energy 74kcal
Protein .75g
Total lipid (fat) 0.3g
Carbohydrate, by difference 19.18g
Fiber, total dietary 2.9g
Sugars 16.26g
Calcium, Ca 35mg
Iron, Fe .37mg
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 4.7µg
Vitamin A 142IU
Potassium, K 232mg


Side effects of figs

Fig allergies and negative drug interactions are uncommon, so most people can add a moderate number of them to their diet without worry. Even so, there are a few potential side effects you should be aware of.

Vitamin K is a natural blood thickener. Dried and raw figs are high in vitamin K. If you take blood-thinning medications, it’s important to keep your vitamin K intake consistent from day to day. Plan when you will eat figs so as not go over your usual daily intake of vitamin K.

Figs may have a laxative effect in some people. This can help treat constipation, but eating too many figs may cause loose stools or diarrhea. If you find yourself running to the bathroom after eating figs, cut back on your intake.

Where to Buy?

You can buy these sweet and delicious fruits from your local grocer or farmer’s market. But you don’t have to wait for the season to enjoy it. The dried variety such as organic figs are available all year long.

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