Benefits of Figs
Figs rounded shape, soft, tender and thin-skinned figs are one of the sweetest seasonal fruits from late summer to early fall.
Properties of figs:
- Vitamins: it is a fruit rich in vitamin C and group B essential for the proper functioning of the body.
- Fiber: thanks to its quantity, it produces satiety and promotes intestinal transit.
- Minerals: good content in potassium, calcium and magnesium that help to maintain a good state of the nervous and muscular system.
- Carbohydrates: after water, it is the major component of fresh figs. It is one of the fruits with the highest sugar content (glucose, fructose and sucrose) and is highly recommended for athletes.
4 Benefits of figs
- Improves and prevents constipation, thanks to its high soluble fiber content.
- Helps control cholesterol and glucose levels in the blood thanks to its high mineral content.
- Powerful antioxidant very good for skin and bones, thanks to its vitamin and mineral content.
- They provide energy, like bananas or persimmons, thanks to their high carbohydrate content.
Tips for preserving figs:
It is important to know that figs are very delicate and their consumption should be quick. To keep them longer you should put them directly in the refrigerator. And to improve their conservation, place them in a container and do not touch each other.
Curiosities about figs:
Did you know that you can eat figs two ways? You can peel them and eat them inside or you can wash them well and eat them with the skin. Remember that if they are organic they are healthier as they do not carry any pesticides.
Did you know that figs are not really a fruit? Yes, you read it right, the fig is not a fruit, but an inverted flower formed by a set of many flowers inside and inside these flowers small fruits.
With all this information now all that remains is to encourage you to eat this seasonal fruit full of properties for your health. Eat figs in the morning, mid-morning, for dessert or as a snack. Eat them alone, with a yogurt, on a toast.