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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.


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