Figs! Definitely One Of The Most Healthful And Tasty Foods!
Figs – Dried And Fresh
Many people prefer fresh figs but maybe just as many prefer the dried ones.
Fresh figs don’t hold up well to being shipped so in many cases only dried figs or jam mixtures are available.
A 1/2-cup serving of dried figs contains 186 calories which is about the same as a serving of six small fresh figs, which provide 178 calories.
Fresh and dried figs both offer ample amounts of fiber, at roughly 7 grams per serving which makes up approximately 18% of the daily fiber needs for men and 28% for women.
A serving of either fresh or dried figs also contains approximately 11.5 micro-grams of vitamin K, which is 13% and 9% of the daily vitamin K needs for women and men, respectively.
Dried figs are at the top of the dried fruit list for phenol antioxidant levels.