Figs are fat free, sodium free and, like other plant foods, cholesterol free. Amongst the common fruits, figs have the highest overall mineral content and their calcium content per serving is second only to oranges.
Figs also provide more dietary fiber than all of common fruits. They pack 20% of the recommended daily value of fiber in every serving and 28% of this fiber is of the soluble variety. Soluble fiber has been shown to help control blood sugar and lower blood cholesterol by binding it in the digestive tract. Figs and other fiber-‐rich foods may have a positive effect on weight management because they help to decrease energy intake, while keeping you feeling full and satisfied
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