Dried figs are delicious and exceptionally healthy. Like fresh figs, they contain minerals such as magnesium, potassium and calcium, and many vitamins such as B3 (Thiamine), B5 and folic acid. In addition, they are very rich in dietary fibre. 100 grams of figs provides about 10 grams of dietary fibre. Organic figs are even more pure and delicious, because they contain no preservatives.
Figs are a wonderfully healthy alternative to cake or sweets. They are delightfully sweet, yet they contain far fewer sugars than refined sugars do. Eating figs as part of a balanced diet is beneficial to your health. For example, they help prevent osteoporosis because of their calcium content. They lower blood pressure and cholesterol thanks to a high concentration of potassium and a low fat content. Figs improve digestive health and produce a feeling of satiation thanks to the high level of dietary fibre. 1 dried fig is the equivalent of a portion of fruit.