- Fiber. Just 100 grams of dried figs (roughly 10-12 figs) contains a whopping 40% of your daily value of fiber! Many people find that eating low calorie, high fiber foods—such as figs—helps them feel fuller longer, assisting with healthy weight maintenance.
- Minerals. Figs are an excellent source of various major dietary minerals, including manganese, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and iron.
- Prebiotics. Yes, the various carbohydrates in figs are prebiotics. Prebiotics are the food and fuel that support healthy probiotic flora in the gut. Read more about prebiotics here.
- Vitamin K. 19% of your daily value of vitamin K is also contained in 100 grams of dried figs. Without vitamin K2, the human body cannot respond to injury properly. Vitamin K is necessary for blood to clot, and people with a deficiency are more like to bruise and bleed.
- Choline. Choline is an essential nutrient associated with the B vitamin complex. Choline supports organ function, particularly liver and kidney function, and is important to healthy pregnancy. A 100 gram serving of dried figs offers 15 mg of choline.
“I don’t care a fig.” Have you ever wondered where that expression comes from? Apparently, figs were once such a common fruit that they were considered fairly worthless. Not so today. Figs have made a resurgence in culinary popularity and more people are discovering that the sweetness and crunchy texture of the fig fruit complements salads, flat breads, desserts, and smoothies. Beyond their culinary charm and versatility, however, figs have some healthy properties worth noting. Figs, Fiber And Feeling Full Here are a few of the reasons why we should all care about figs!