This article quickly covers the topic of fiber in Fig Newtons. It then compares the fiber in these cookies to the recommended daily fiber intake for adults.
Here is the information you need to know about Fig Newtons and their fiber content…
Fiber In Fig Newtons
Fig Newtons have a small amount of fiber. Two cookies have 1 gram of fiber.
Here are the full nutrition facts for Fig Newtons:
|% Daily Value|
|Serving Size||2 Cookies (29g)|
|Includes 8g Added Sugars||16%|
Recommended Fiber Per Day
It might be difficult for some people to determine the amount of fiber in Fig Newtons without knowing how much recommended fiber per day we should be consuming.
The USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend the following amounts of daily fiber intake:
- Men under 50: 31 to 34 grams daily
- Men over 50: 28 grams daily
- Women under 50: 25 to 28 grams daily
- Women over 50: 22 grams daily
- Children 1-18: 14 to 31 grams daily
Based on the above recommendations, adults should consume 22 grams or more of fiber daily depending on age and sex. The 1 gram of fiber in two Fig Newtons won’t make a significant dent in lowering the remaining fiber you need, but every bit helps.
Of course, other nutrition facts such as calories, fat, and carbs matter. For example, you could achieve your daily recommended fiber intake just by eating Fig Newtons but in no way would that be healthy based on sugar intake and other factors.
Other Cookies & Fiber
Cookies, in general, are not a good source of fiber because most offer little or no fiber content. Here is the fiber in several popular cookies.
|Oreo||3 Cookies (34g)||less than 1g|
|Chip Ahoy!||3 Cookies (33g)||less than 1g|
|Nilla Wafers||8 Wafers (30g)||0g|
|Pepperidge Farm Milano Milk Chocolate||3 Cookies (33g)||1g|
|Nutter Butter||2 Cookies (28g)||less than 1g|
|Lorna Doone Shortbread Cookies||4 Cookies||0g|
|Archway Soft Oatmeal Cookies||1 Cookie (33g)||less than 1g|
Smiley, B. (2017, October 12). How much fiber per day? Grams, sources, benefits, and more. Healthline. Retrieved December 29, 2022, from https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/how-much-fiber-per-day
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