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Dried Figs

Also Known As : Dried Anjeer
Technical Name : Ficus carica

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

They have a sweet flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. Dried figs can be simply eaten as a snack.
  2. They can be topped on ice creams, yogurts and desserts.
  3. They can be added to oatmeals and porridges.
  4. They can also be used in cakes, puddings, jams and custards.
  5. Dried figs should be kept in a sealed bag.

Common names and forms

  1. Dry Fig (Anjeer)

Description

Dried figs are one of the most oldest fruits which belong to the mulberry family. The fresh figs are dried either by exposure to sunlight or through an artificial process. Dried figs are flat and round in shape.

Health benefits

  • Dried figs contain vitamin E and vitamin C which prevents wrinkles, age spots and blemishes and improves skin’s elasticity.(1)
  • Consuming dried figs can helps to protect bone density.(1)
  • They contain potassium which protects cardiovascular system from heart attacks and atherosclerosis.(1)
  • They are also beneficial to prevent chronic diseases and inflammation.(1)
  • Dried figs also help in weight loss.(1)

Selection Guide

Look for dried figs that are clean and dry with smooth, unbroken skin.

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