Premium quality and ready to serve. Sweet, sun-ripened fruits, tenderly dried to heighten their natural flavor without sacrificing moisture and texture. Dried fruits need no peeling, no preserving, there's nothing left to throw away and they're easy to carry. Unopened packages will keep for six to eight months in a cool, dry place or in the refrigerator. During hot weather or in hot, humid areas, dried fruits always should be refrigerated. Dried fruits are not low calorie, but all the calories are from carbohydrates. Dried fruits contain no fat or cholesterol. NOTE: Due to oxidation, apricots, peaches, apples and other fruits will darken after drying. This process is delayed by the use of sulfur dioxide. Also, a natural sugaring will sometimes occur in figs, dates and also prunes as a result of the variables in the growing season. This condition will be displayed as white granules when the sugar rises to the surface of the fruit.