Dark Chocolate covered Figs in Red Wine
A unique and delicious Greek artisan confection ideal for fig and chocolate lovers!
Enjoy this gourmet Mediterranean treat! Whole succulent figs from Kymi, Evia dipped in fine Greek red wine and covered with the most tempting dark chocolate. A luscious delight with aromas and flavors of the Greek countryside. Figs have for centuries been a prime ingredient and a natural sweetener in Greek cuisine.
Askada Farm, our award-winning partner, is a woman-owned business and a family-run farm. It is located on the island of Evia, just an hour north of Athens, a region famed for the high quality of figs. This farm follows ancient Greek methods of production known as "Askada", growing some of the best varieties of figs with natural and certified organic methods. All of their products, including their jams, syrups, and sundried figs are 100% NON-GMO and preservative-free. In addition, figs are an excellent source of fiber, calcium, potassium, and magnesium, all vital nutrients for a balanced and healthy diet.
Figs have long been associated with good health and longevity in Greek culture. There have been significant studies on the numerous health benefits of figs. Here are some of the most important ones:
May Prevent Cell Damage
Although figs are high in natural sugars, they are highly antioxidant. Researchers have identified phytochemical compounds, particularly phenolic acids and flavonoids, in fresh and dried figs.
The antioxidant capacity of figs is highly related to their amount of phenolic compounds. Antioxidants may help prevent or minimize cell damage caused by free radicals.
Good for your bones
Figs contain calcium and magnesium—two minerals that play a role in keeping your bones healthy and strong. In addition, they contain a powerful compound called "strontium", which has been shown to be contributing to bone health.
Aids with IBS Symptom Management
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a digestive disorder. A recent trial showcased that including figs in your daily diet for at least four months can be a useful therapy for alleviating IBS-C symptoms and a vital option for a first-approach treatment.
Aids with Weight Loss
Figs are a good source of dietary fiber. Fiber and fiber-rich foods may have a positive effect on weight management. In a recent study, women who increased their fiber intake with supplements significantly decreased their energy intake, without affecting their hunger and satiety scores. Figs, like other naturally high fiber foods, may be helpful in a weight management program.
May Aid in Cancer Prevention
Even though there have been few studies on the antioxidant benefits of figs, one research project identifies antioxidant compounds in fig extracts that may provide some benefit in the fight against cancer.
The preliminary in vitro study found that fig extracts showed strong antioxidant and anti-cancer activities when exposed to breast cancer cells. However, much more research needs to be done to fully understand the relationship between figs and breast cancer.
Dried Fig, Red Wine, (contains sulfites), Dark Chocolate (cocoa mass, sugar, emulsifier, vanilla, cocoa minimum, 58%, emulsifier, soya lecithin), Fig seeds
May contain traces of milk protein and/or nuts.
Single served luscious delicacies and ideal home treats! These delicious figs can be enjoyed as a snack, to satisfy your "chocolate" cravings, or by adding to your charcuterie and cheese course platters, for a unique blend of flavors and a distinct palate experience!