Dried figs are rich in…
- C, A, E and K vitamins
- Phenolic antioxidants (lutein, tannins, chlorogenic acid)
- B-complex vitamin
- Iron, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, zinc, selenium, copper and potassium
- Vegetable fiber
- Antioxidant action
- Assist in controlling diabetes mellitus
- Assist controlling blood pressure
- Assist in controlling cholesterol levels in the bloodstream
- Lower the cancer risk
- Improve bone health
- Combat constipation
Nutrition analysis reveals that one micro portion (28gr.) of dried figs contains 70 calories, 0.9 gr. of protein, 17.9 gr. of carbohydrates, 0.3 gr. of fat (of which 0 gr. are saturated) and 2.7 gr. of vegetable fiber.
How to eat
You can consume dried figs daily, as a snack between meals combined with other dried fruit, or by adding them in salads, cereal bars, in yogurt and homemade cakes, as well as in dishes containing veal or pork.