These are dried adriatic figs, the kind most often used to make fig bars. I picked up a bag of these dried fruits Wednesday at my favorite little Amish store. I was a little shocked that they cost $6.38 / lb, but after trying one I realized eating the while fig was just like having a fig newton cookie - yummy! I'm all for eating the whole food when I can.
When I searched to find the nutritional information I discovered that the chances of me getting to fresh fruit is slim because they only are good for about 1 week, so 90% of he fig crop is dried and are available year round. Things to consider when buying dried figs:
Check for unbroken wrapping; the figs should give slightly when gently squeezed through the package. Watch out for moldy or sour-smelling dried figs
Dried figs can be stored at cool room temperature or in the refrigerator and will keep for several months; just be sure that they are well wrapped after opening so that they do not become too dry and hard.
They can also be frozen, then thawed at room temperature.
Here's some facts about the fig:
Dried Figs/4 medium
Calories 194, Total fat (g) 0.9, Dietary fiber (g) 9.3, Protein (g) 2, Carbohydrate (g) 50
I got my information from the website of Whole Health MD
BEFORE YOU GO FIG WILD realize that a little of a good thing is often the best. Figs are among a small number of foods that contain any measurable amount of oxalates, when concentrated in the body they can cause health problems or may also interfere with absorption of calcium from the body.
This info came from the webpage of The World's Healthiest Foods