Did You Know That Figs Help Control Your Weight and Blood Pressure?
In India, dry fruits are a popular choice when it comes to daily munchies. The chewy flesh with natural sweet flavour is not only a treat to bite into but also provides you nutrition. Be it raisins, dates, dehydrated mangoes and berries, there are plenty of options to choose from and mix match with other health boosters like nuts and seeds for a guilt-free treat.
Of these, the one dry fruit that stands out for its incredible health benefiting properties is anjeer or fig, a member of the mulberry family. The small bell or pear-shaped fruit is commonly available it its dried form throughout the year, but like the saying goes, there’s nothing like having it fresh. The sweet juicy flesh loaded with crunchy seeds is an absolute delight, especially when wine poached or grilled, and drizzled with a little honey on top. Toss it into salads with rocket leaves, nuts, summer veggies and cheese, and you have a lunch winner right there!
After many millennia of trial and error, indigenous and traditional cultures had a profound sense of what was good food. They knew how to combine food, when to eat food, and how to process food so our bodies received the optimal nutrition. Their food was, by its very nature, good and clean.
We encourage you to take advantage of the webinar by Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, a Ph.D in Systems Biology from the Department of Biological Engineering (formerly known as the Food and Nutrition Science Department), where he provides the details of what constitutes good and clean food.