Figs are a sweet fruit with multiple seeds and soft skin, which can be eaten ripe or dried. Figs are also called nature’s candy because they are high in natural sugar. It is the fruit of the fig tree (Ficus), which is a member of the mulberry family, usually found in Asia. In India, the fruit is called anjeer.
Figs or anjeer are sweet and soft and their paste is often used as a replacement for sugar. Fig spread is used as a healthier option instead of corn syrup and sucrose. It is incorporated into pies, pudding, cakes, assorted baked goods, and preserves. Organic Turkish figs are considered a healthy snack. Figs are rich in fiber, magnesium, manganese, vitamin B6, potassium, and calcium, according to the USDA National Nutrient Database.