What are dried figs – Anjeer?
Dried Figs or Anjeer are the fruit of the ficus tree, which is part of the mulberry family (Moraceae). They have a unique, delicious taste, soft and chewy texture, and are littered with slightly crunchy, edible seeds. Fresh figs are delicate and perishable, so they are often dried to preserve them. This gives a sweet and nutritious dried fruit that you can enjoy all year round.
There are multiple varieties of figs – Anjeer, all of which vary in color and texture. Their unique trait is a little bud-like opening called an ostiole at the tip, which helps the fruit develop. Anjeer’s natural sweetness means that they were often used as a sweetener before the days of refined sugars.
A 30g serving of dried figs – Anjeer provides:
- 68Kcal / 290KJ
- 1.26mg Iron
- 1.1g protein
- 0.5g fat
- 15.9g carbohydrates
- 3.0g fiber
- 24mg Magnesium
- 291mg Potassium
- 75mg Calcium
Just 30g of the dried fig – Anjeer counts would be equivalent to an 80g fresh fruit. 
Health benefits of Anjeer
1. Promotes digestive health
Figs – Anjeer are often recommended to nourish and tone the intestines; they act naturally because of their high fiber content. The fiber they provide also has prebiotic properties hence feeding the gut bacteria and promoting a healthy gut environment that improves digestive wellness.
2. May support bone health
Anjeer is an excellent source of bone-friendly minerals, including phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium. Dried Figs – Anjeer is especially rich in calcium, with some researchers suggesting they contain 3.2 times more than other fruits.
Being a good source of potassium may aid counteract the urinary excretion of calcium caused by a high salt diet. This, in turn, helps to keep calcium in bones and, as a result, may lessen the risk of osteoporosis.
Are figs safe for everyone?
If you are allergic to birch pollen, you may experience cross-reactivity to particular fruit, including dried figs.
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