Dried figs are much easier to find on store shelves than fresh ones. This useful product can replace chocolate and flour sweets for tea. Most often, figs come to us from Turkey, Uzbekistan, China and Armenia.
How to choose
The color of the dried fruit should be light brown or beige. Moreover, the fig tree should not shine, but have a matte surface. White bloom on top indicates a high content of glucose in figs. Fruits should not be over dried: it is better to take those that are softer. If there is a sour taste, then this indicates a wrong storage of the product. This fig is not worth it.
Source of vitamins
Physician nutritionist and MD Natalia Fadeeva notes that figs are a source of vitamins B, A, PP and C, as well as potassium, magnesium, calcium and iron. These vitamins are necessary for a person for normal functioning of the body. To start eating properly, it is recommended to add as much fruit and vegetables in any form as possible to your diet.
Figs are a great source of fiber. However, they should not replace carrots, nuts or cereals. Fiber in figs so much that it gives a laxative effect. That is why figs are recommended as a weight loss product. We add that fiber is necessary for normal functioning of the digestive tract.
Skin and hair benefits
Figs are not only an excellent source of vitamins and fiber, but also fatty acids, such as omega-3 and omega-6, essential for healthy skin. Low zinc content in dried figs promotes good hair growth.