Fig is a plant from the berry family and its edible fruit. Common figs are native to a region of Iran and natural seedlings grow in most Mediterranean countries. Dry figs have 6 times more calories than fresh figs. Therefore, it has more vitamins and minerals. Dried figs also contain pectin, which lowers blood cholesterol. Figs can be consumed fresh or dried and used in making jam. Figs are cholesterol-free and rich in amino acids, minerals and sugar.
Figs are useful for preventing high cholesterol and uric acid. It increases sweat and reduces thirst and also prevents bad breath. Each 100 grams of dried figs has about 250-300 calories and contains approximately 70% carbohydrates, 4% protein and 3% fat. Dried figs are one of the popular dried fruits because of their taste. It can be used as a healthy snack.