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Also Known As : Fig, fig tree (English), higo, higuera, higuera comun (Spanish), caprifiguier, carique, figuier, figuier commun (French), teen ( Arabic), wu hua guo, wuhuagus (Chinese), figueira (Portuguese), anjir (India) fico (Italy)
Technical Name : Ficus carica


Taste Profile

Ripe figs have a sweet taste

Usage Tips

  1. Figs can be consumed dried as a dry fruit.
  2. Fresh figs can also be used in shakes, sweet dishes, puddings and smoothies.
  3. Figs can be used to make apple and fig custards.
  4. Delicious jams can be made of figs without the use of any preservatives or additives.
  5. One of the very tasty and nutritious recipes is a no sugar dry fruits ladoo that can be made using dates, dried figs, almonds, raisins and desiccated coconut.

Common names and forms

  1. Anjeer
  2. Ficus Carica
  3. Figs (Anjeer)
  4. Figs (Natural)
  5. Premium Exotic Dry Figs Anjeer


Figs are very famous fruits of the fig tree (Ficus), which is a member of the mulberry family. It is very sweet with a texture that combines the chewiness from their flesh and the smoothness of their skin. It is believed that figs originated in northern Asia Minor and spread with the Greeks and the Romans throughout the Mediterranean region. Over the years the evidences of figs were found to be in abundance in both China and England. The most popular types of figs include black mission figs, brown turkey, sierra figs, calimyrna figs, kadota figs. These varieties of figs can have different colors from purple, red, green, and golden yellow. Fresh figs are delicate and perishable this is why it is often dried for preservation.

Health benefits

  • Figs are a good source of fiber. Fiber has the ability to absorb water and give the feeling of fullness which reduces appetite and helps in weight management. But it also has good calorie content so one has to be watchful while consuming it. (1)
  • Being a rich source of potassium, figs help to maintain blood pressure by maintaining the sodium-potassium balance in the body. This also helps in proper kidney functioning. (1)
  • Figs have a good content of nutrients like zinc, iron, manganese and magnesium which promote reproductive health. This helps to overcome PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome) issues. (1)
  • Dried figs are rich sources of fiber and antioxidants that help to prevent postmenopausal breast cancer and hormonal imbalances. (1)
  • It is good for the digestive system when consumed regularly. It promotes bowel movements and prevents constipation. (1)
  • Researches prove that figs have a beneficial effect on the management of diabetes. It has glucose-lowering effects and has shown to improve insulin levels. (2)
  • Figs have a good content of calcium and phosphorus. It promotes bone strength, helps in the formation of bone and prevents osteoporosis. (3)

Selection Guide

Choose figs that have strong fragrance as it indicates freshness. If figs are too fresh and unripe, keep them at room temperature to ensure it gets ripe. While purchasing dried figs ensure that it is free from moulds. Choose figs that are plump and firm.


Both dried and fresh figs have high levels of Vitamin K. thus one should avoid consuming it with blood-thinning medications like warfarin. Since figs are rich in fiber, eating too many figs may cause diarrhea. (2)

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