In countries around the Mediterranean Sea, dried figs along with almonds and hazelnuts are served as the clutch appetizers at every gathering. In the United States, not so much.
Only recently, have we been seeing Turkish figs at Whole Foods or Sprouts thanks to the popular fig and goat cheese bruschetta recipe going around on the internet. In fact, dried figs deserve much more credit than it currently gets as a bruschetta ingredient. Dried figs are extremely rich in fiber, protein, calcium, potassium, Omega 3 and Omega 6 which makes many people swear by this natural dessert.
STUDY SHOWS FIGS TREATED CANCER
The use of fig fruit as a traditional carcinostatic drug is widespread all over the world. Figs are known to prevent oxidative DNA damage. According to a study conducted in Japan, the active agent in figs called benzaldehyde killed a malignant tumor by 39% in just 11 days. Click here to read the shocking study.
DRIED FIGS IN OLIVE OIL
A very little-known yet effective use of dried figs is in olive oil. The two nutrients are quite powerful on their own; however, when mixed together, a miracle remedy is born. Qur’an swears by the fig and the olive. As we respect all religions equally, it is hard to deny this statement made by a holy book. This home remedy can cure numerous illnesses from anemia to kidney stones, but I will mention only a couple here.
This remedy can be used to treat infertility as it increases fertility on both women’s and men’s side when consumed regularly by both. Figs contain a lot of iron, which are important for healthy eggs and ovulation.
ELIMINATE DIGESTIVE ISSUES
Say goodbye to irritable bowel syndrome and constipation. One dried fig in olive oil every morning will eliminate as this cure is loaded with fiber and antioxidants. Waiting for two hours after consuming figs will do the trick. Remember to drink plenty of water in the morning.
REJUVENATE YOUR SKIN
The same properties in figs that prevent cancer also prevent skin from aging. Additionally, high vitamin C content in figs, and vitamin E in olive oil will make your skin radiant.
When applied on skin, figs can externally benefit your beauty as well. Try this fig skin polish and face mask recipe.
DRIED FIGS IN OLIVE OIL PREPARATION
All you need is some dried figs and a clean mason jar. Place the figs in the jar and pour over some extra virgin olive oil.
Legend has it that figs must be soaked in olive oil for 40 days before it can be used as a treatment. Although this method can be tried; a more modern interpretation of this method would be letting the figs soak for two to three days.