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Want to try figs, but don't know about how they would taste? Here are some meal suggestions. Add dried figs to your favorite breakfast cereal. If you are into salads, try them with fennel and Parmesan cheese. Dried figs make excellent snacks all by themselves, just stuff with honey and some almonds. Yogurt is so bland all by itself; make sure to add some figs. Have a bit of a sweet tooth, stuff figs with cheese and nuts for a tasty dessert snack. You can have your own fig muffins, just add cake mix. Figs are a healthy treat, you just have to try.
Here is a simple step by step process of drying your own figs. First you by them from the supermarket. Second, wash them thoroughly to rid yourself of any pesticides still present. Third, cut each fig in half. Fourth, find yourself a wooden rack (or if not that a tray which dehydrates food) and be sure to put those figs in constant direct sunlight. Fifth, make sure to protect your figs from flies and other bugs by covering them with a cloth. Sixth, make sure to put them back inside when it gets dark, morning conditions will ruin them. Seventh, it will be two days until your figs are ready. Eighth, make sure to store your fruit correctly or the freezer or refrigerator will ruin them.
Figs have high potassium quantities, of which regulates the cardiovascular system. Not only when you have too much sodium in your diet, but when you have too little potassium you could develop hypertension. It is not recommended to take potassium supplements, but rather it is recommended to eat foods containing the nutrient. It is suggested that people get 4.7 grams of potassium a day. Your goal is to equal the amount of sodium in your diet with the amount of potassium. While this is not easy, the best way to go about it is to eat more vegetables and fruits (like figs) and fewer processed foods. While potassium shortages are not normal, they can be had by having a diet with fewer than a thousand calories a day. Make sure if you are on a restricted diet, to take proper vitamins.