Figs, both fresh and dried, are a great source of fibre and iron. Most of the fibre in figs is soluble, which has beneficial effects on blood sugar levels and LDL cholesterol. Boosting iron intake keeps energy levels up.
Dried figs are a concentrated source of potassium and calcium for fluid balance and bone density.
Both are full of natural sugars and energy. 3 dried figs count as one portion of fruit or have one or two larger fresh figs to boost your 5-a-day.
Figs go really well with cheese, honey or ham or I think they are lovely on their own too.