Figs good or bad?
Very high in fibre. 9 grams of fibre per 100g puts figs near the top of the high fibre food list.
Potassium and calcium. Figs contain large amounts of both minerals which are beneficial on their own. Put together they can help reduce the effects a diet excessive in salt can have.
Resilience. It can thrive on poor soil and even tolerate the occasional drought. One of its adaptations is an aggressive root system that can really go deep in search of groundwater. Under harsh conditions you wont have trouble growing figs.
Oxalates. Oxalates are linked to a few painful conditions such as gout and kidney stones. Excessive amounts of figs can substantially increase the amount of oxalates in the body.
Digestion issues. Due to the high fibre content of figs people who aren’t used to consuming fibre will have issues with diarrhea and bloating.