Read this in Hindi. A rich source of fibre and loaded with vitamins and minerals figs are one of the earliest fruits grown by man. A healthy and versatile ingredient it can be added to many dishes. The taste is unique and sweet and the texture soft and chewy. Figs are native to the Middle East and the Mediterranean and was used in ancient Greece too. Though figs are not available throughout the year dried figs (popularly known as anjeer in India) are. Not only is dried fig tasty to eat it has numerous health benefits to offer as well.