California Dried Figs
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 an excellent source of fiber, providing 20% of the Daily Value from 5 grams of fiber per serving.
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 cancer.
- 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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