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Calories in Fresh Figs

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author image Meg Campbell
Based just outside Chicago, Meg Campbell has worked in the fitness industry since 1997. She’s been writing health-related articles since 2010, focusing primarily on diet and nutrition. Campbell divides her time between her hometown and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Calories in Fresh Figs
Fresh figs are relatively low in calories. Photo Credit Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images

In a world where produce routinely travels thousands of miles from harvest to plate, fresh figs remain a seasonal luxury. The sweet, chewy fruit is exceptionally delicate -- its ultra-short shelf life is why the vast majority of figs are dried before they’re brought to market.

A Single Fruit

A medium-sized fresh fig -- or one that weighs a little less than 2 ounces, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture -- has just under 40 calories. You’ll get about 30 calories from a smaller fruit, while a larger one supplies close to 50 calories.

Nutritional Value

One medium fig provides about 10 grams of carbohydrates, less than half a gram of protein and very little fat. Simple sugars account for roughly 85 percent of the carbohydrates -- and therefore most of the calories -- in fresh figs.

Serving Size

Most fresh fruits provide right around 100 calories per serving. The standard amount for a single serving of fresh figs is three medium-sized fruits, an amount that delivers about 110 calories, 4 grams of fiber and 10 percent of the daily value for potassium.

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