Six benefits that dried figs bring to your health


Dried figs bring much more than six benefits. Here we list and explain some of them.


  1. Heart health
  2. Alkaline formation
  3. Healthy hair
  4. Constipation
  5. Hypertension and Blood Pressure
  6. Rich in magnesium


Heart health

Dried figs are very low in sodium, but they have high levels of potassium and magnesium. These nutrients work in lowering arterial pressure and in the meantime, the dietetic fiber aids in lowering cholesterol. Antioxidants in figs help prevent the accumulation of plaque on arteries and veins.



Alcaline formation

One of the main benefits of eating dried figs is that they help provide a good alkaline environment for your body, which is important to prevent acidity and inflammation. Some nuts or other dried fruits are processed and actually promote inflammation, but dried figs are an exception to that. An alkaline body can help raise your energy levels and general health.


Healthy hair

Unhealthy hair usually happens when minerals and vitamins in your body are limited. Consuming 4 to 5 drieds figs a day is one of the best ways to achieve follicle health, providing them with the minerals and vitamins they need.


Dried figs help with constipation

Eating 2 to 3 dried figs daily after every meal, not only helps bring your vowel system to a normal functioning, but also helps with gastritis. Eating them on an empty stomach helps the body get rid of any worms and cleans the veins in all of your body.


Hypertension and Arterial Pressure

The high contents in potassium and low contents on sodium of dried figs is a perfect combination to help fight against hypertension and helps keep blood pressure in check. It also contains some elements that can aid in soothing your nerves.


A great source of magnesium

Dried figs are full of magnesium, which is a trace element necessary to keep many enzymatic reactions essential for energy production and a strong immune system.

Dried figs and oat cookies


You most likely already know about the many properties and benefits of dried figs. They are very rich in vitamin B, C, A and E and many other minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, copper and phosphate just to name a few.


Incorporate this splendid food in your daily schedule and soon you will feel its properties.


Either if you consume dried figs directly or in sweet or savory meals, the benefits of dry figs are innumerable. Today we want to share with you an authentic and natural recipe that not only you can have with breakfast or as an afternoon snack, but is specially good for children to take to school.


You’ll see how with some dry figs El Pajarero and some oats (as well as some other ingredients) you will add natural sweetness, taste and texture to this delicious dry fruit.



  • 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 8 dried figs El Pajarero
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of kosher salt or sea salt
  • 3 cups of oats
  • 1 cup of butter without salt at room temperature
  • 1/2 a cup of brown sugar


How to prepare it

Step 1

In a bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the oats and put them aside.


Step 2 

In a blender, stir the butter and the brown sugar until they become one, approximately for 1 minute. Beat the eggs and vanilla. Add the mixture to the flour until it’s well mixed. Stir the dry figs El Pajarero into the mixture. Let the dough rest for at least an hour or overnight (the dough can also be pre-cooked and frozen for future use)


Step 3

Preheat the oven at a high temperature. Cover one or two trays with baking paper. Distribute the dough throughout the trays, about the size of a spoon. Bake for 12 or 14 minutes or until the cookies are slightly golden. Let them cool down for a few minutes.


Recommendation: Enjoy them with a cup of tea and/ or vegetal or cow’s milk.

You will love them!