Fruit Bar With Impossible Nutrition Data

A dried fruit bar that weighs 25 grams is labeled as having 18 g of fiber and 6 g sugars. The ingredients (which by law must be listed in descending order of predominance) are apple puree, apple concentrate, another fruit concentrate, and a proprietary fruit extract. 

Since the first three ingredients (which, by definition, make up the majority of the bar's weight) have at the most a total of 3 g fiber and are high in sugar (much more than 6 g) and water, it is mathematically and nutritionally impossible for one bar to have anywhere near 18 g fiber. Even if they had no water content (which would make them so dry as to be almost inedible), there still would not be room for that much fiber in these 25 g bars.

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