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Fig, a fruit with medicinal properties

  1. The fig tree also grows in the Netherlands. Fresh figs taste very different from the usually eaten dried figs. A jam is also made from figs. Dried figs are sweet and can be used as a healthy substitute for sweets. The fig is healthy due to its high content of fiber, potassium, calcium, manganese and vitamin B6.

Fig leaf, good for diabetics

  1. The fig tree grows well in the Netherlands. The big advantage of a fig tree in the garden is that you can also use the leaves. Many people will not immediately think that fig leaves are edible. The fig leaves are especially good for diabetic patients because by eating fig leaves, the insulin level naturally increases slightly. The body needs less insulin itself

Good for digestion

  1. Figs are super healthy. They can contribute to the prevention of many diseases. The fresh fig is limited available, but dried varieties of figs are available all year round. Figs contain an enormous amount of fiber. Due to its high fiber content, this fruit is good against constipation, indigestion

Figs against diabetes

  1. Fiber-rich food ensures that nutrients are evenly absorbed by the body, so that no large peaks and troughs occur in the blood sugar level. Because there is a lot of potassium in the fig, which also helps control the blood sugar level, the fig is an excellent fruit for type 2 diabetes

Figs and milk

  1. The fig contains many healthy phytonutrients. For example, it contains omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. These have a positive effect on the heart. Figs are a good fruit to help prevent cardiovascular disease through nutrition. Omega3 and omega6 are vegetable fats that do not give you weight, unlike trans fats that make you fat quickly. In collaboration with milk

Good for sore throat

  1. The fig is traditionally used as a medicine for sore throats. It derives its medicinal effect against throat diseases from the presence of mucilages or polymers. These are also found in plantain, linseed, aloe vera and lime blossom

Good for the bones

  1. People who eat too much salt will eventually have to deal with calcium deficiencies. If you like salt, it is important to regularly eat calcium-containing fruits and vegetables. The fig is a fruit rich in calcium and potassium. Those are two minerals

Figs instead of sugar

  1. When you soak dried figs in water and grind them into a smooth paste, you can use them in pastries as a sugar substitute. People on a raw food diet often use the fig and other dried fruits as a substitute for granulated sugar, which is a product from which all nutrients have been deprived. When you muesli in the morning

Dried figs as a snack

  1. Dried figs are an ideal snack. You can put them on the table during a pleasant evening together with snack vegetables

Figs in the salad

  1. Dried figs are a great fruit to mix into the green salad. You cut them into pieces and sprinkle it with a pinch of cinnamon and a little bit of nutmeg. That goes very well with a green salad of lettuce leaves that also contains feta cheese, pepper strips and some red onion rings.



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