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by Pierre S. Aoukar, MD and Hratch L. Karamanoukian, MD
Posted: March 10

Fresh or dried, this has been a favorite breakfast food, snack and dessert of Mediterranean countries for thousands of years. Figs are high in sugar, but they also contain a whopping 5 grams of fiber—4 of which are insoluble—per serving. They also have the highest overall mineral content of all commonly fruits. This fat-free food should find its way to your table as a substitute for those high-calorie, high-fat cookies everyone likes to dip in their milk.

Figs, Excerpt from the book: Everything Good For The Heart: The A to Z Guide, Aoukar PS and Karamanoukian HL. Magalhaes Scientific Press


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