Freeze dried figs
100% natural, vegan and raw, gluten free, no added sugar or sulphur, no preservatives, GMO free
Figs – digestive health champions
Figs, with their impressive content of dietary fibre, especially soluble fibre, stand as champions for a healthy digestive system. This fibre acts as a bulk-forming agent, enhancing stool consistency and promoting regular bowel movements. Traditionally, figs have been revered as a natural remedy for constipation, offering gentle relief.
Moreover, they nourish and balance the gut flora, leading to a robust and harmonious digestive environment. With the current understanding of gut health’s profound influence on overall well-being, incorporating figs becomes even more crucial.
Why should we eat peaches?
A strong skeletal system is foundational for our physical well-being, and figs significantly contribute here. Of all fruits, figs have the highest calcium content. This mineral is pivotal for bone density and strength. For individuals who are lactose intolerant or choose to avoid dairy, figs present an alternative source of this essential mineral. Over time, regular consumption can bolster bone health and potentially reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Therefore, figs should be consumed primarily by the elderly, post-menopausal women, small children, people with vitamin D deficiency, low physical activity, as well as smoking cigarettes or abusing alcohol.
Figs strength bones & teeth
Figs are rich in:
- vitamins: A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, K1;
- minerals: calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, manganese, iron, sodium;
- dietary fibre, antioxidants, beta-carotene.
Moreover, figs may:
- boost digestive health due to their fibre content;
- help in regulating blood sugar levels;
- support cardiovascular health;
- have anti-inflammatory properties;
- promote bone health due to their high calcium content (osteoporosis prevention);
- aid in reducing blood pressure because of high potassium levels;
- have anti-cancer and anti-fungal properties;
- improve memory & skin condition;
- help with anaemia & kidney problems;
- prevent intestinal and post-menopausal breast cancer;
- help to reduce cholesterol;
- help in weight management;
- soothe the nervous system, reduce stress & increase libido.
Freeze-dried figs nutritional values
Figs - hypertension & cardiovascular benefits
People with potassium deficiency, especially those who eat foods rich in sodium, may suffer from high blood pressure, which is dangerous to health. Figs are abundant in potassium, a mineral instrumental in counterbalancing the sodium levels in our diet. This balance ensures that blood pressure remains regulated, thereby reducing the strain on our cardiovascular system.
Moreover, the dietary fibre in figs goes to work by absorbing and helping excrete LDL (bad cholesterol) from the bloodstream. By doing so, figs assist in reducing overall cholesterol levels, further solidifying their role in heart health.
Figs relieve stress & improve memory
Figs are a source of magnesium – an element that stabilizes the functioning of the nervous system and the activity of the brain. Thanks to this, figs can reduce irritability, nervousness, and fatigue, as well as improve sleep, memory and thinking processes. Therefore, these fruits are recommended primarily to people who live in constant stress, have trouble sleeping and work hard physically and mentally (e.g. students).
Figs – the natural elixir for skin
Antioxidants are the skin’s best friend, and figs are teeming with them. These powerful compounds diligently neutralise free radicals – unstable molecules that can accelerate skin ageing and cause damage. By combating these free radicals, the antioxidants in figs preserve skin elasticity and radiance. With consistent consumption, one can witness a visible difference – skin that is more radiant, youthful, and resilient against environmental stressors.
Managing diabetes with figs
While figs are naturally sweet, they present a balanced profile for those watching their sugar. This is due to the abundant fibre in figs that modulates the absorption of its natural sugars, ensuring a steady, gradual release into the bloodstream. This helps in preventing sharp spikes in blood sugar levels. For individuals managing diabetes, figs can be a delightful addition, allowing them to enjoy natural sweetness without adverse glycaemic effects.
Figs and allergies
Despite the myriad of benefits, it’s essential to exercise caution. While rare, some individuals might experience allergic reactions to figs. These can manifest as itching, swelling, hives, or more severe symptoms. This could be attributed to a certain protein or compound in figs. It’s paramount to observe any unusual reactions post-consumption and consult with a healthcare professional if any adverse symptoms arise.
We pick only the finest, wholesome peaches and freeze-dry them, in order to preserve their original flavour and nutritional content.
Freeze-dried figs in the kitchen
The versatility of figs makes the freeze-dried version a delightful culinary ingredient. Use freeze-dried figs as a natural sweetener in smoothies or cereals. They can be a perfect topping for desserts, yoghurts, and salads. Figs harmonise beautifully with cheeses, particularly blue and goat varieties, offering a balance of sweet and savoury.
When incorporated in baked goods, like cookies or bread, they provide a chewy texture and natural sweetness. Additionally, consider pairing freeze-dried figs with other freeze-dried fruits, like freeze-dried peaches or freeze-dried red currant, for a medley of flavours and nutrients.
In essence, with freeze-dried figs in your pantry, the culinary possibilities are boundless, allowing you to innovate and relish in equal measure. Freeze-dried figs are also the perfect snack on the go!
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