Fiber Content in Fruits – Top 5 High Fiber Fruits

Fibers are important nutrients for us because of the following several reasons:

– Fiber controls overeating

– It neutralizes blood-sugar level

– It control fat absorption in the body

– It reduces cholesterol

– It reduces chances of cancer

Fruits are one of the rich sources of fiber. High fiber fruits are essential for people who want to burn fat or lose weight. Here we’ll be discussing top five fruits having maximum fiber content. Apple, fig, blackberries, pear and banana are top five fruits rich in fiber.

Apple: Apple is a rich source fiber. An apple with skin contains 3 to 5 grams of fiber depending upon the size. An average size apple contains 4grams of fiber.

Figs: One fresh fig contains 2 to 4 grams of fiber.

Blackberries: half cup of raw blackberries contains 4 to 5 grams of fiber.

Pear: Pear is a high fiber fruit. A large pear with skin contains 5 to 6 grams of fiber.

Banana: One banana contains 2 to 4 grams of fiber

There are also several other fruits, which are rich in fiber, viz. Guava, orange, coconut, grapefruit, apricot etc.

The skins of fruits are generally rich sources of fiber. So don’t peel fruits like apples & pears. And instead of fruit juice opt for raw fruit. Let’s explain this citing an example. An apple contains 3 to 5 grams of fiber depending on its size. To make one glass (250 ml size) of apple juice say three apples are needed. So in making one glass of juice we are wasting 12gm of fiber (assuming one contains 4gm of fiber). So high fiber fruits like apple & pears, having edible skins, should be taken as raw not as juice. Also while making juice of fruit, like orange we throw the pulp, which is a rich source of fiber.

Intake of lots of high fiber fruits makes one’s body immune to several diseases along with burning fats.

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