Figs range dramatically in color and subtly in texture depending upon the variety. A fig occupies a high position among fruits. The majority of figs are dried, either by exposure to sunlight or through an artificial process, creating a sweet and nutritious dried fruit. Uses?: Figs are used as a sweetener. Hence often used for cakes, pudding, custards or jams. Its sweet, delicious flesh, long used as a sweetener before the advent of refined sugars, enhances both savory dishes and desserts. Health Benefits : Prevention of Constipation, Weight Loss, Lowers Cholestrol, Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease, Prevention of Colon Cancer, Protection against Post-menopausal Breast Cancer, Good for Diabetic Patients, Prevention of hypertension, Prevents Bronchitis, Prevents Veneral Disease, Sexual Dysfunction, Strengthens Bones, Urinary Calcium Loss, Prevention of Macular Degeneration, Relief for Throat Pain, High in potassium, iron, fiber and calcium, Figs are also used for medicinal purposes as a diuretic and laxative.