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Figs Health Benefits And Nutrition Values

Fig fruits are in bell-shaped, with a wide, flat bottom narrowing top. When the fruit ripens, the top will bend, forming like a "neck".Figs can be of varities of colors such as brown, purple, green, yellow or black, and vary in size. The skin is slightly wrinkled and leathery.They are often will be in the dried stage for preservation,since the fresh fruits are highly perishable. The fig flowers develop inside the fruit and cannot be visible. Fig is naturally rich in health benefiting phyto-nutrients, anti-oxidants vitamins and minerals.Dried figs contains concentrated source of minerals and vitamins.

Figs
Minerals:
Nutrient
Amounts/Selected Serving
DV%
Calcium
241 mg
24%
Iron
3.0 mg
17%
Magnesium
101 mg
25%
Phosphorus
99.8 mg
10%
Potassium
1013 mg
29%
Sodium
14.9 mg
1%
Zinc
0.5 mg
3%
Copper
0.4 mg  
21%
Manganese
0.8 mg
38%
Selenium
0.9 mcg
1%
Fluoride
~
Calorie Information:
Nutrients
Amounts/Selected Serving
DV%
TotalCalories
371(1553 kJ)
19%
Carbs
343(1436 kJ)
 
Fat
11.6(48.6 kJ)
 
Protein
16.5(69.1 kJ)
 
Alcohol
0.0(0.0 kJ)
 
Protein & Amino Acids:
Nutrients
Amounts/Selected Serving
DV%
Protein
4.9 g
10%
Fat & Fatty Acid
Nutrients
Amounts/SelectedServing
DV%
Fat
1.4g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1%
Monounsaturated fat
0.2g 
Polysaturated Fat
0.5g 
trans fatty acids
~
transmonoenoicfattyacids
~
trans-polyenoicfattyacids
~
Omega-3 fatty acids
~
Omega-6 fatty acids
514mg
Vitamins:
Nutrient
Amounts/Selected Serving
DV%
Vitamin A
14.9 IU
94%
Vitamin B6
60.1 mgmg
8%
Vitamin B12
120.0 mcg
0%
Vitamin C
1.8 mg
2%
Vitamin D
~
~
Vitamin D3
0.0mg
Vitamin E
0.5 mg
3%
Vitamin K
23.2 mcg
29%
Thiamin
0.1 mg
8%
Riboflavin
0.1 mg
7%
Niacin
0.9 mg
5%
Pantothenic
0.6 mg
6%
Choline
3.5 mg
Betaine
1.0 mg
Folate
13.4 mcg
3%
Carbohydrates:
Nutrients
Amounts/Selected Serving
DV%
carbohydrates
95.2 g
32%
Dietary Fiber
14.6 g
58%
Starch
7.6 g
Sugars
71.4 g 
Sterols:
Nutrients
Amounts/Selected Serving
DV%
Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%
Phytosterols
~
~
Others:
Nutrients
Amounts/Selected Serving
DV%
Alcohol
0g
Water
44.8 g
Ash
2.8g
Caffeine
0.0mg
Theobromine
0.0mg
PERSON WHOM MAY CONSUME FIGS
  • CONSTIPATION
  • Dried or fresh Figs act as a natural laxative.It is high in dietary fiber and promotes healthy bowel movement function.Every three grams of this fruit is loaded with every five grams of fiber. Consumption of figs is very good in preventing constipation.

  • WEIGHT LOSS
  • Figs are rich in dietary fiber.Fiber and fiber related foods have positive effect on weight management. Women who increased their fiber intake with supplements significantly decreased their energy intake, yet their hunger and satiety scores did not change.Fig is an excellent source of dietary fiber. It is an efficient food to lose weight.

  • LOWER CHOLESTROL
  • Figs are good sources of fiber.It contain soluble fiber called pectin that undergoes through the digestive system, mops up waste cholesterol and push them out from the body.So, a regular diet of figs can help you to cut down your cholesterol in all regular ways.

  • CORONARY HEART DISEASE
  • Figs are rich in phenol and omega-6 fatty acids.These are natural heart boosters,so that it might able to reduce the risk of coronary heart diseases

  • COLON CANCER
  • It is also believed that the fiber in figs cancer mop up and usher out causing substances,thus reducing the risk of various types of cancer.Figs are especially good in preventing colon cancer.


  • MENOPAUSAL BREAST CANCER
  • Fiber content in figs provides protection against breast cancer.51,823 menopausal women for an average of 8.3 years showed a 34% reduction in breast cancer risk for those consuming the most fiber fruit compared to those consuming the least. In addition, women who had ever used hormone replacement, those consuming the most fiber, especially cereal fiber, had a 50% reduction in their risk of breast cancer compared to those consuming the least.Fruits richest in fiber include apples, dates, figs, pears and prunes.

  • DIABETES
  • People suffering from diabetes should adopt high fiber diet. The leaves of the fig tree are one of the edible parts that are rich in fiber.The leaves of fig contain antidiabetic properties that can reduce the amount of insulin needed by the persons suffering from diabetes to those who have to take insulin injections.Liquid extract made from fig leaves was added to the breakfast in order to reduce diabetes and lowering of insulin injections.

  • HYPERTENSION
  • People used to take more sodium in the form of salt.Low potassium or low intake of potassium rich foods and high sodium level may lead to hypertension.Figs are high in potassium but low in sodium. So, it helps to avoid hypertension.

  • SEXUAL WEAKNESS
  • Figs are known for reducing sexual weakness.Soak 2-3 figs in milk overnight and eat them in the morning to enhance your sexual power.It also helps in gaining weight.hence by consuming figs sexual power can be increased.

  • PILES
  • Figs are efficient for your digestive system.It provides good in digestion and improves body metabolism. Daily intake of figs is very beneficial to those who are suffering from piles or hemorrhoids

PERSON WHOM MAY NOT CONSUME FIGS
  • KIDNEY PROBLEM
  • Figs contains substantial amount of oxalates and therefore, if you are suffering from any kidney related disease or gall bladder problem, do not eat figs because it causes severe beverages. So those who have kidney problems stop consumption of this fruit.



 


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