Do Fig Newtons Have Fiber? (Answered)

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 Size2 Cookies (29g)
Total Fat2g3%
Saturated Fat0.5g3%
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Total Carbohydrate21g8%
Dietary Fiber1g4%
Total Sugars12g
Includes 8g Added Sugars16%
Vitamin D0mcg0%

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.

CookieServing SizeFiber(g)
Oreo 3 Cookies (34g)less than 1g
Chip Ahoy!3 Cookies (33g)less than 1g
Nilla Wafers8 Wafers (30g)0g
Pepperidge Farm Milano Milk Chocolate3 Cookies (33g)1g
Nutter Butter2 Cookies (28g)less than 1g
Lorna Doone Shortbread Cookies4 Cookies0g
Archway Soft Oatmeal Cookies1 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
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