Nutrition & Prophetic Medicine
The medical benefits of the fig are described in the first Quraanic verses in sura al Teen, when the Quraan declares, “I swear by the Fig and the Olive” (Sura no. 95: verse no. 1). Along with olives, grapes, pomegranate, and dates, the fig plant is one of only five plants mentioned in the Quraan. An occurrence relating to the fig is described in Hadith literature: Someone delivered figs to the prophet Mohammed (God’s blessing and peace be upon him), according to Abu Darda, and he began to distribute them among his followers. “Eat it because it treats numerous diseases,” he remarked. If you see figs in your dreams, they represent money and success, according to Ibn Seereen, a scholar in the science of dreams.
Figs are a good source of dietary fibre and magnesium, as well as potassium.
Figs are high in vitamins A, B, and C and low in calories, with each serving containing about 50 calories.
To get rid of foul breath, Imam Jafar Assadiq suggests eating figs.
One large raw fig includes 77.5 percent water, 8 grammes of protein, 2 grammes of fat, 23 milligrammes of calcium, 4 milligrammes of iron, 50 international units of vitamin A, 2,1 grammes of dietary fibre, 3.8 milligrammes of foliate, 3 milligrammes of niacin, and 1 milligrammes of vitamin C.