Although considered a fruit, the fig is actually an inverted flower, and the seeds are the fruit. Flower or fruit, the nutrient-rich dried fig can help you meet some of your essential nutrient needs, making it a healthy addition to your diet.
Figs are high in fiber, are great for your bones as they contain more calcium than any other fruit, and a good source of iron which is an essential mineral for your well being as not enough iron in your diet can cause you to feel tired, weak and more susceptible to infection. Rich in potassium, figs can also help lower your blood pressure. Dried figs have sweet concentrated flavor with a slightly chewy texture.