Health benefits of Figs
Figs apparently have a derivative of benzaldehyde. According to researchers at the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research in Tokyo, benzaldehyde is highly effective at reducing the size of tumors, though I haven’t seen this report.
In addition, the U.S. Department of Agriculture states that figs, which are a rich source of vitamins A & C & minerals calcium, magnesium & potassium, may actually curtail appetite and improve weight-loss efforts. Fig juice is also a potent bacteria killer as seen in test-tube studies