Figs/Anjeer

Figs/Anjeer

Price: ₹ 120.00  

8 pcs

Overview

 

Figs are also known as Anjeer and is one of the dry fruits. It is soft juicy and crunchy at the same time; that's why it is eaten in the dry form to enhance the fruit's crispiness. It is mainly grown in the middle eastern and Asian countries. Moreover, figs are best if we see it from the health point of view as they are high on nutrition.

 

You can also buy figs online from various grocery and gourmet foods store.

 

Nutrition profile

 

Following are some fig nutrition facts (per 100 g):

  • Calories: 30
  • Fat: 0.1 g
  • Sodium: 0.4 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 7.7 g
  • Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Sugar: 6.5 g
  • Protein: 0.3 g

 

Health benefits

 

Some of the health benefits of fig are:

  • Figs help in weight management as it contains fiber, which will keep you fuller and satiated.
  • As it is high in fiber, it will help you boost digestion and prevent constipation.
  • High potassium content in figs helps maintain the blood sugar level and is very good for type-II diabetes.
  • Figs also fix reproduction issues as it is symbolized for love and fertility.

 

Uses

 

  • Anjeer is useful for skin as it is rich in potassium that will prevent you from acne.
  • It helps in controlling aging effects as it comprises iron and estrogen.
  • It also helps in hair growth.

 

Recipes

 

  1. Anjeer burfi

 

Ingredients: 3/4 cup figs, 3/4 cup dates, 2 tbsp raisins, 3 tbsp water, 3/4 nuts, 1/8 tsp cardamom powder, a pinch of cinnamon powder, and 1 tsp oil

 

Cooking Steps: Firstly, chop the nuts, figs, and dates, and add three tbsp water to make it soft. Now, add dates, cardamom powder, cinnamon powder, and mix it well until it turns sticky. Add nuts and, on the other hand, grease the plate properly and roll the mixture with a rolling pin and let it cool. In the end, cut into squares and enjoy.

 

  1. Anjeer shake

 

Ingredients: 5 slices dried figs, 4 dried apricots, 1 cup milk, 4 to 5 ice-cubes, 1 tbsp sugar, and 1 tbsp almond slivers

 

Cooking Steps: Firstly, soak the figs and apricots in milk for half an hour. Now blend figs, apricots, milk, ice-cubes, sugar smoothly. Now pour the shake in glasses and serve.