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What is the nutritional value of figs?

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  • AMichael T. Murray, Naturopathic Medicine, answered
    Figs are high in natural simple sugars, minerals, and fiber. Figs are fairly rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, and manganese. A 3 1/2-oz (100 g) serving of dried figs, about eight to 10 figs, provides 249 calories, 0.9 g of fat, 3.3 g of protein, 63.9 g of carbohydrate, with 9.8 g of fiber and 47.9 g of natural sugars (glucose and fructose), plus 162 mg of calcium and 680 mg of potassium.

    Figs are often recommended to nourish and tone the intestines because they are a very good source of fiber. They are also a good source of potassium, an important consideration in helping to control blood pressure. Figs are among the most highly alkaline foods, making them useful in supporting the proper pH of the body.

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