Figs and their health benefits

Figs, popularly known as ‘Anjeer‘ in Hindi, ‘Athi Pallu‘ in Telugu, ‘Atti Pazham‘ in (Tamil and Malayalam), ‘Anjura‘ in Kannada and ‘Dumoor‘ in Bengali. They are bell shaped fruits with wrinkled and leathery skin. They are one of the sweetest fruits and also have a very sweet aroma. They can vary in size, shape and colour. They are mainly classified by colour – white, black or red. These are some more popular varieties:

  • Black genoa
  • Adriatic figs
  • Brown TurkeyMission
  • Calimyrna
  • Kadota

10 Health Benefits of Figs…

  1. Relieves Constipation
  2. Lower Blood Pressure
  3. Rich in Anti-Oxidants
  4. Controls Diabetes
  5. Prevents Cancer
  6. Increases Vitality
  7. Treats Anaemia
  8. High in Calcium
  9. Healthy Heart
  10. Clears Toxins

Health Benefits of Dried Figs 

They are a nutrient-dense fruit that can be yellow-green, copper or purple in color. You can peel them and eat them out of hand, use them to make jam or add them to ice cream or baked goods.


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