Health & Nutrition Benefits of California Dried Figs
One serving of Dried Figs is 40 grams, about 1/4 cup or 3-5 Dried Figs.
Dried Figs Nutrition Facts
- Figs are fat-free, sodium-free, and cholesterol-free.
- Figs are a good source of fiber.
- A cup dried figs is equivalent to a cup milk in calcium content!
A 40-gram (1/4 cup) serving provides:
- 5g Fiber (20% of the DV)
- 275mg potassium (8% of the DV)
- 53mg calcium (6% of the DV)
- 1.2mg iron (6% of the DV)
This 40-gram serving of Dried Figs also provides nearly 30 grams of carbohydrate as
glucose and fructose.
A 40-gram serving of California Dried Figs is another easy and delicious way to
incorporate a serving of fruit to reach the recommendation of four cup of fruits and
vegetables per day.
Foods that are rich in insoluble fibers, protect against colon cancer; while foods rich in
soluble fibers, usually help to lower blood cholesterol. Experiments conducted at
George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC suggest that the
unique combination of soluble and insoluble fibers found in California Dried Figs may
work better than either of these fibers do alone in preventing both breast and colon
Recent data suggests that the balance of microorganisms in the large bowel may be
associated with body weight. Therefore, it is important to choose foods, such as
California Figs, to help promote this balance (Science 2009).
Research at the University of Scranton determined that Dried Figs have a phenol
makeup ranging from 4 to 50 times higher than other fruits. These antioxidants have
been credited with protecting humans from various diseases.
Research at Rutgers University shows that Dried Figs contain Omega-3 and Omega-6
essential fatty acids and other phytosterols credited with decreasing natural
cholesterol synthesis in the body and lowering overall cholesterol counts.
More about California Dried Figs at www.californiafigs.com