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Figs Health Benefits and Nutrition Facts

Figs health benefits are known and appreciated since antiquity, and scientist back then, have also been aware of the benefits of figs for men.

The Egyptians considered it medicine, and even in the Bible, there are some things mentioned about it. But figs are native to the Middle East and the Mediterranean.

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Fig Fruit Nutrition Highlights

Fresh figs contain up to 84% water, while dried ones almost no water at all. Figs contain a lot of natural sugars, minerals, and soluble fiber.

Figs are generous in minerals including potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and copper and are an excellent source of antioxidant vitamins A, E and K that contribute to health and wellness.

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Let’s take a look at the following chart to better understand figs health benefits and nutrition facts per 100g:

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As you can see figs are low on calories, 100 g fresh fruits provide only 74 calories.

Dried fruits are higher concentrated sources of energy, minerals, and vitamins. 100 g dried figs provide 249 calories.

Figs Therapeutic Recommendations


It’s pectoral attributes are dominant, the fig fruit is an emollient and an expectorant, recommended for diseases such as bronchitis, laryngitis, and pneumonia.

Because of their high fiber content, it is also known as a natural laxative, having a diuretic use as well.


Thanks to its emollient characteristic it is also recommended for stomatitis, gingivitis and sore throat. The juice of green figs is very active against verruca and clavus.

How to Better Use Figs

You can consume it as such, without any additions. It is recommended in sportsmen diets. Also, the children and the elderly should include fig fruit in their diet.

Fresh figs are great additions to salad and in cakes.

If you prefer the dried ones, you should consider them when eating soup and stews.

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