Health Benefits of Anjeer (Dried Fig)
The following table, which is adapted from the United States of Department of Agriculture, shows the Nutritional content of 100 gram of raw and dried figs in kilocalories, grams, milligrams and micrograms:
|RAW FIGS||DRIED FIGS|
|CALORIES||74 kcal||249 kcal|
|PROTEIN||0.75 g||3.3 g|
|LIPIDS||0.3 g||0.93 g|
|DIETARY FIBER||2.9 g||9.8 g|
|SUGAR||16.26 g||47.92 g|
|CALCIUM||35 mg||162 mg|
|IRON||0.37 mg||2.03 mg|
|MAGNESIUM||17 mg||68 mg|
|PHOSPHORUS||14 mg||67 mg|
|POTASSIUM||232 mg||680 mg|
|VITAMIN C||2 mg||1.2 mg|
|FOLATE||6 mcg||9 mcg|
|VITAMIN A||7 mcg||0 mg|
|BETA-CAROTENE||85 mcg||6 mcg|
|LUTEIN AND ZEAXANTHIN||9 mcg||32 mcg|
|VITAMIN K||4.7 mcg||15.6 mcg|
Fig is naturally rich in much health benefiting phytonutrients, antioxidants, and vitamins. Dried figs, Indeed, are highly concentrated sources of minerals and vitamins.
IMPROVES DIGESTION: Anjeer prevents constipation and other digestive problems like irritable (IBS).
WEIGHT LOSS: Dried figs are an ideal snack for people who want to lose weight. apart from rich in fiber, they are low in calories( one piece of anjeer gives 47 calories).
PREVENTS HYPERTENSION: One dried fig gives you 129 mg of potassium and just 2 mg of sodium. This helps to prevent hypertension.
RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS: Dried figs have an antioxidant property called phenols, which is much of superior quality.
PREVENTS HEART DISEASE: Figs reduced the levels of triglycerides, Eliminate free radicals in the body that can damage blood vessels, and result in heart disease.
PREVENTS CANCER: Antioxidant-rich dried figs also help in preventing cellular DNA damage due to free radicals that can make a cell cancerous.
STRENGTHENS YOUR BONES: One dried fig gives us 3% calcium of our daily calcium requirement.
CURES IRON-DEFICIENCY ANEMIA: One fig can provide 2% of our daily iron requirement. And increase the level of hemoglobin levels indirectly by increasing the levels of iron in the body.
A fig is a nutritious fruit that provide a lot of calcium, fiber and other vitamins and minerals. One must include in their snacks or diet as a way to treat various condition that is harming one’s body.