Dried Fig or Anjeer as it is known in India is a small pear or bell-shaped flowering plant that belongs to the mulberry family and scientifically termed as Ficus carcia. The fruit is a native of the Middle East, Asia, Turkey and also widely cultivated commercially in the USA and Spain. In India fig is commercially grown in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Coimbatore.
Figs are extremely sweet fruits with several crunchy seeds. These can be consumed fresh or dried and in fact, dried ones are available all through the year. As the fruit is dense in natural sugars it is known as nature’s candy. It is available in various colours ranging from purple, red, green and golden.
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
Whether savoring flavorful figs as a snack or in your favorite recipes, dried figs are an excellent source of dietary fiber, a wealth of essential minerals such as potassium, iron and calcium, and rich in health-promoting antioxidants and complex carbohydrates
Benefits Of Dried Fig (Anjeer)
- Regulates Blood Pressure
- Sustains Weight Loss
- Treats Sexual Problems
- Prevents Constipation
- Treats Piles
- Stronger Bones
- Promotes Heart Health
- Treats Alzheimer’s Disease
- Prevents Age Related Macular Degeneration
- Treats Insomnia