It's a season of figs, paradise fruit which gives strength, maintains health and erases wrinkles. A plant that gives a lot and needs only a little - poor soil and a drop of water. Fig fruit is praised for its medicinal properties.

1. High levels of magnesium. Magnesium is one of the elements that protect our nerve system from stress. It is important for bones, immunity, brain health and nerve system. It promotes health and vitality, cures numerous diseases and significantly slows the aging process. Dried figs contain three times more magnesium than ordinary.

2. Rich in potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, copper and vitamins B6, C and beta-carotene. Figs contain a very low fat content, and are richer in fiber than any other fruit and vegetables and therefore should be consumed every day. Pectin is a soluble fiber that lowers cholesterol, while tryptophan helps with circulation problems as well as insomnia.

3. The high concentration of natural sugars makes the brain work faster, to better receive classified information. Diabetics must be careful with consumption of dried figs which contain twice as much sugar than fresh.

4. Dried figs are an excellent source of many nutrients and also a practical nutritional meal for athletes and professionals, and combined with nut fruit can serve as an ideal snack. Tea from figs treat diseases of the liver, throat, respiratory organs, bladder etc.

5. Figs contain plant sterols which have been proven to have beneficial effect on cholesterol levels. Plant sterols as stigmasterol and lanosterol found in figs, bind with molecules of cholesterol in the intestine, thus limiting its absorption.

6. Numerous studies have found potentially anticancer action of benzaldehyde and coumarins contained in figs. Compounds tested in scientific studies have shown promising results especially when it comes to prostate cancer and skin.

7. Fresh fig contains up to 80% water and 60% natural sugar. Sweet taste of figs perfectly matches with savory flavors, such as sheep and goat cheese, and can be added to various sauces or dishes. You can prepare sweet, compote, jam and fermented beverages from fresh figs.