Figs and fig trees in general have played an important role throughout humanity. Known since antiquity, Adam and Eve used fig leaves when they ate the fruit from the “Tree of Knowledge” to hide their nakedness (Gen. 3,7).We meet the fig and elsewhere it is said that the Buddha under a fig tree achieved his spiritual enlightenment
Our figs is an organic variety of “Vasilika” from Markopoulo, Attica. Dried with our certified organic methods, the organic semi-dried figs that we pack and deliver to you have no other ingredient than organic figs.
Due to their soft skin, crispy seeds and delicious flesh, figs have a rich texture and taste. They contain nutrients, vitamins A, B1 and B2 and minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, sodium, potassium, etc. At the same time, they play an important role in weight control. The reason is that they slow down digestion and delay the elimination of food from our stomach, maintaining the feeling of satiety for longer. This inevitably leads us to not starve soon and not to snack around every now and then.
It is rich in sugars, proteins and antioxidants, which is why climbers, hikers, alpinists, etc always carry dried figs with them, as their consumption immediately gives energy to their distressed body. At the same time, they are known to prevent constipation. Due to their action as mild laxatives, figs can provide a solution to people who suffer from constipation and want to try a natural method of help. Daily consumption of three figs helps to alleviate the problem. If you are wondering whether to choose fresh or dried, experts point out that they have the same effect.