Figs are a good source of vitamin K, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Vitamin K is important for blood clotting. Potassium and calcium are important for muscle function. Magnesium helps regulate blood pressure and supports over 300 enzyme reactions.
Although figs may be high in sugar, they are a good source of alkaloids, triterpenoids, vitamin C, and flavonoids, a subgroup of polyphenols. These compounds have been found to have anti-diabetic, anti-cancer, and antimicrobial properties, as well as antioxidant power, helping to combat oxidative stress and lower the risk of chronic diseases.
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