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Fresh figs can last more than two weeks before they spoil, but dried figs are available year-round, and have a longer lifespan than fresh figs.
Dried figs contain many important nutrients in high concentrations, and the most important of these substances are: proteins, carbohydrates, calcium, vitamin K, potassium, iron, and magnesium.
Dried figs are especially rich in dietary fiber. Each half a cup of dried figs (roughly 9 dried figs) contains less than 200 calories.
Dried figs are completely fat-free, and rich in essential and important antioxidants for improving health.
Dried figs contain high levels of vitamin E, vitamin C and calcium, which are important nutrients.
Due to its high levels of potassium, one of the benefits of dried figs is that it helps reduce high blood pressure.
The potassium in dried figs helps expand blood vessels and increase their elasticity.
Dried figs contain a large amount of minerals that greatly help in strengthening the bones and maintaining their density.
The benefits of dried figs are that it helps to supply you when consumed with a good proportion of your daily needs of iron, as each half cup of dried figs contains 1.5 mg of iron .
Warnings and harm of dried figs:
May not be suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women:
Some people may be allergic to some types of food, including dried figs, and for those people, you should avoid eating completely dried figs.