Fig as a super fruit

Fig as a super fruit

In the writings of 1st-century Roman philosopher Pliny the Elder, he wrote that “figs are restorative” and they were “the best food that can be taken by those who are brought low by long sickness”. Ancient people in the tropics have developed medicines from fig bark, leaves, roots and latex.

Aside from being tasty, the fig fruit itself is packed with fibre, vitamins and minerals. They are rich in calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin B6, potassium, and low in fat. Scientists have found the fruits have more fibre and minerals than any other common fruit, nut or vegetable.

Its unique combination of soluble and insoluble fibre allows for the human body to easily absorb its nutrients. Fig fruits’ large amount of dietary fibre fills your stomach easier and keep you full longer, help control calorie intake for the day and stimulate bowel movement, thus perfect companion for weight management.

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