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5 Things You Need to Know About the Health Benefits of Figs

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5 Things You Need to Know About the Health Benefits of Figs
Dried figs on a white plate. Photo Credit Thirdparty/iStock/Getty Images

When fruits are dried, nutrients are naturally concentrated and the small packages make it easier to eat more. For instance, it's much easier to eat 30 raisins than it would be to eat 30 grapes. Which, in turn, makes it easier to eat larger amounts of nutrients. Dried figs are much the same. Whole, raw figs don't provide notable levels of nutrients. But the nutrient in dried figs quickly add up. Just a quarter cup of dried figs provides about four grams of fiber, vitamin K and a range of minerals.

When fruits are dried, nutrients are naturally concentrated and the small packages make it easier to eat more. For instance, it's much easier to eat 30 raisins than it would be to eat 30 grapes. Which, in turn, makes it easier to eat larger amounts of nutrients. Dried figs are much the same. Whole, raw figs don't provide notable levels of nutrients. But the nutrient in dried figs quickly add up. Just a quarter cup of dried figs provides about four grams of fiber, vitamin K and a range of minerals.

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