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Fiber in Fruits

Fruity Ways to Fill Up on Fiber

Are you getting enough fiber? It's recommended that women eat 25 to 30 grams of fiber each day to decrease the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, as well as some types of cancer, including breast cancer. Not only that, but fiber helps you stay regular, which decreases belly bloat, and it keeps you feeling full longer to help you eat less and lose weight.

That's a lot of roughage, but including plenty of fresh, luscious fruits in your diet is a great way to get your fill. Check out the chart below to see which sources are the best.

Fruit Serving Size Calories Fiber (g)
Apple 1 medium 93 4.3
Applesauce 1 cup 102 2.7
Apricot 3 50 2.1
Banana 1 medium 105 3.1
Blackberries 1 cup 62 7.6
Blueberries 1 cup 84 3.6
Cranberries (dried) 1/4 cup 130 2
Cantaloupe 1 cup diced 53 1.4
Cherries 15 77 2.6
Dates 2 133 3.2
Figs 2 medium 74 2.9
Grapes 20 68 0.9

Keep reading to see how much fiber is in other fruits like raspberries and watermelon.

Fruit Serving Size Calories Fiber (g)
Grapefruit 1 medium 41 1.4
Honeydew 1 cup diced 61 1.4
Kiwi 1 42 2.1
Mango 1 124 3.3
Nectarine 1 medium 62 2.4
Orange 1 medium 62 3.1
Papaya 1 cup diced 55 2.5
Peach 1 medium 59 2.3
Pear 1 medium 103 5.5
Pineapple 1 cup 83 2.3
Plum 1 30 0.9
Prunes 3 60 1.8
Raisins 1/4 cup 108 1.3
Raspberries 1 cup 64 8
Star fruit 1 cup sliced 45 3.7
Strawberries 1 cup sliced 53 3.3
Tangerine 1 medium 47 1.6
Watermelon 1 cup diced 46 0.6

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