Figs originated in Arabia and grow best in areas with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Although considered a fruit, the fig is actually an inverted flower, and the seeds are the fruit. Flower or fruit, the nutrient-rich dried fig can help you meet some of your essential nutrient needs, making it a healthy addition to your diet.
Figs are high in fiber which lowers the risk of chronic illness such as heart disease and diabetes. They also contain more calcium than most other fruits, adequate calcium intake supports bone health and growth, and reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis. Consuming dried figs can also help you meet your daily potassium needs and help lower your blood pressure.