Dried figs are five times higher in calories than fresh figs. All figs, dried and fresh, are highly nutritious. They contain iron, potassium, beta-carotene as well as benzaldehyde (anti-cancer compound), flavonoids and a digestive enzyme called ficin. Figs are also a good source of soluble and insoluble fiber.
Figs are beneficial for constipation, digestion, anemia and help protect against cancer.
Calories in Figs:
Fresh figs 4 oz/100g = 44 calories
Dried figs 4 oz/100g = 215 calories