Fig contains an element called tryptophan. It is an amino acid. And it is known for its effects in supporting good sleep.
Fig contains flavonoid and polyphenol which are very strong anti-oxidants.
Dried fig's sugar content is higher compared to the fresh fig. And it gives energy to our little gourmets. Also it boost the body's immune system and increases strength and resistance of the body against various health problems.
Besides all these, fig is a good source of glucose. Human brain can only use glucose. Most part of the sugar that fig contains is composed of glucose and fructose. Glucose directly mixes with blood. But let's not forget what our ancestors said: "Enough is as good as a feast". You should avoid giving too much fig to your babies. Cause it is high in sugar.
If you are going to give your baby dried fig soak it in water for a while. Give it to your baby after it becomes softer. Click here for recipes with fig.
Fig is a diuretic fruit. If your little gourmet has diarrhea please ask your doctor first to avoid increasing dehydration. But you can give fig to your baby when he suffers from constipation.
Be very careful when buying dried fig. Mycotoxins present in moldy dried fruits may pose a risk. Mycotoxins that are carcinogenic are side products of molds. Molds can be killed with heat treatment but mycotoxins cannot be eliminated. So even if we remove the mold, there's no escape from mycotoxins. Also molds have a specific taste but mycotoxins can only be determined in laboratories. For this reason, mold formation must be prevented to being with. It is important to consume products produced by companies that inspect their products at laboratories and especially the companies that make exportation. We must be very careful before eating mistrusted dried fruits sold without package.
Nutritional value per 100 gram dried fig;
Omega 6 345 mg
Vitamin A 10 IU
Vitamin C 1.2 mg
Vitamin K 15.6 mcg
Folate 9 mcg
Calcium 162 mg
Iron 2 mg
Magnesium 68 mg
Phosphor 67 mg Potassium 680 mg
Sodium 10 mg