Figs are low on calories. Around 100 grams of fresh figs provide just 74 calories and immensely rich in soluble dietary fibre, essential nutrients and a host of plant compounds that contribute to healing health benefits. Figs are a powerhouse of antioxidant flavonoids which include carotenes, lutein, tannins, chlorogenic acids and Vitamin A, E and K which assists in scavenging free radicals and prevents a host of chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes and reduces inflammation.
Moreover, fresh figs are heaped with B complex vitamins like niacin, pyridoxine, folates, and pantothenic acid which acts as co-factors for metabolism.
Dried figs are super-rich in minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, copper, potassium, selenium and zinc. While Potassium aids in balancing the body fluids that regulate blood pressure and heart rate, iron is a vital mineral essential for the formation of red blood cells and overall health.