Sun dried figs
What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you say Kalamata, it’s Dried figs, Extra virgin olive oil, “kalamon” black olives and watermelon.
The dried figs are mainly harvested in Messinia, Laconia, Arcadia and Evia (Kymi) are leaders in the market and have an annual production of about 5,500 tons covering an area of approximately 21km2 within these producing areas in Greece.
Exports, are an important part of the production season too and exported in many E.U. countries, the USA, Canada and Australia.
The harvest period for fresh figs begins in August, are almost always handpicked directly from the tree or from the nets placed under the fig trees. The fig producer, screens them and lays them out to dry under the hot sun on covered tables, then halves them to dry evenly and attaches them again into pairs of halves.
The figs are the healthiest snack choice offered by mother nature. Besides being high in fiber, they contain potassium, magnesium, iron and calcium.
Simply irresistible and are ideal as snacks, in salads, yoghurt, and in baking sweets and in more imaginative ways in various dishes.
Figs are rich in carbohydrates and an essential energy source for the human body due to their high content in calcium, phosphorus, iron and fiber. Dried figs have exceptional antioxidant properties. Among dried fruits, figs and dried plums have the highest levels of antioxidant substances.
Fig Nutrition Facts.:
Why would you want to eat anything else!