April 1, 2019

Figs Wrapped in Prosciutto – Medium Sugar Effect

figs wrapped in prosciutto

Such a decadent treat, these Figs Wrapped in Prosciutto can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, as an appetizer, or even for a snack.

Figs are bursting at the seems with healthy fibre along with many other health benefits.

Let’s take a look inside these figs wrapped in Prosciutto…

  • Figs can aid weight loss – because they are so high in fibre, they will ensure you visit the bathroom regularly.  This quick removal of waste and optimum digestion can help shed some extra pounds.
  • Figs improve erectile dysfunction issues – they have been used as a natural remedy for erectile problems for hundreds of years.
  • The lower blood pressure – high in potassium and low in sodium, they are the perfect natural defence to hypertension.
  • Antioxidant properties – figs are rich in polyphenols which protect the body against oxidative stress.
  • Prevention of colon cancer –  Figs high fibre level keeps the colon clean.  Therefore, making it difficult for cancerous cells to grow these.
  • As well as combating a further multitude of common illnesses.

I hope you enjoy this super simple recipe.  You can also eat the meaty figs without cooking if you prefer.  However, there is some kind of magic goes on during the 8-minute oven session.  The salty fat of the cured ham amalgamates with the natural sugars in the figs and becomes a true foodie miracle.

Check out some of my other Italian Recipes:

Baked Meatballs

Mozzarella with Salsa

Figs Wrapped in Prosciutto

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: figs, italian recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 98kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 Figs
  • 16 slices prosciutto, saranno, or parma ham

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 230C
  • Cut the figs into quarters
  • Wrap a slice of ham around each fig section and place on a baking tray
  • Cook in the centre of the hot oven for 8 minutes
  • Allow to cool for 2 minutes then serve

Nutrition

Calories: 98kcal

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