Figs are of the syconium type. A fig is not really a fruit, but collection of hundreds of flowers inside that shell. This is why it is known as a false fruit. Figs are rich in carbohydrates and some minerals like calcium and phosphorous. They contain good amounts of vitamins A, B and C. Figs can be eaten fresh or dried. Figs are also rich in sugars and fibers that facilitate digestion.
An entire Surah in the Glorious Quran is named after this fruit, Al-Tin (the Arabic word for fig), in which Allah says: “By the fig, by the olive, by Mount Sinai, by this safe town, We create man in the finest state.” [Al-Tin: 1-4]