Figs are versatile fruits that make a tasty snack and can be used in lots of recipes. A healthy replacement for white sugar. They may improve digestion and decrease constipation, help manage blood fat and blood sugar levels, and kill cancer cells. It is being observed that figs due to their high alkalinity can help people to quit smoking by reducing their desire to smoke.
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Figs (anjeer or अंजीर) have been associated with health and prosperity since ancient times. They’re symbolically linked to Demeter, the Greek goddess of agriculture and fertility, and were offered to the god Bacchus in ancient Rome. Not your typical fruit, figs are technically a collection of inverted flowers that, if left alone, would bloom from the inside out. They grow commonly in the Mediterranean and the Middle East — locations that are hot, sunny, and dry for a large portion of the year. Figs, commonly known as Anjeer are the fruit of the ficus tree, a part of the mulberry family. Fresh Figs are usually soft from the center accompanied by crunchy seeds. This unique texture makes it a great fruit to enjoy just the way it is. Most of us remember Fig or Anjeer in the form of a dry fruit when the seeds turn more crispy and the flesh dries up. Fresh figs are seasonal and perishable. Dried Anjeer can be enjoyed all year round. They are often part of the healthy diet as a replacement to the table sugar and thus act as a natural sweeter. Figs are a natural source of sugar, soluble fiber, and lots of minerals. The one mineral which is very important for all of us and mostly growing women is Iron. Figs both fresh and dry are an excellent source of iron. They are a powerhouse of nutrients like potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper, antioxidants like vitamin A and Vitamin L which can contribute to overall health and wellness.