Dark Chocolate covered Figs with Fleur De Seul & Thyme
A unique and delicious Greek artisan confection for fig and chocolate lovers!
The characteristic Mediterranean flavors combined together with dark chocolate! Fleur de Sel from Messolonghi, together with the thyme of Euboean land, are “matched” uniquely with the bittersweet dark chocolate. Covered, a sweet dried fig from Kymi is waiting to provide a unique pluralism of tastes, that will travel you to the memories of the Greek summer and nature.
Figs are naturally sweet without being harmful to your health. Throughout history, prepared figs have been used as a natural sweetener in lieu of sugar, and in Greece, we still maintain this practice today.
Askada Farm, our award-winning partner, produces the best variety of organic figs, used in their jams, syrups, or packed dry for a healthy snack. Figs a great way to get fiber, calcium, potassium, and magnesium, nutrients hard to intake, and source for an every-day diet.
These delicious Organic Figs are made in the family's own farms in Kymi, Evia island just an hour north of Athens. It is a woman-owned business with an exporting tradition, producing some of the finest fig products in the country. From a location known, for the prime quality and unique flavor of fig fruits.
Flavorful, robust taste, and complex with notes of caramel and honey.
Gluten-free, No artificial color, No pectin, No preservatives.
Figs have long been associated with good health and longevity in Greek culture. Some purported health benefits of figs have been proven by research.
- May Prevent Cell Damage
Although figs are high in sugar, they provide important antioxidants. 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.
- May Aid in Cancer Prevention
There have been very few studies on the antioxidant benefits of figs, specifically, but one research project identified 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.
- Aids with IBS Symptom Management
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a digestive disorder. A recent trial showcased that eating fig for four months could be a useful therapy for alleviating IBS-C symptoms and can be 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, yet their hunger and satiety scores did not change. Figs, like other naturally high fiber foods, may be helpful in a weight management program.
- 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.
Dried figs, Dark chocolate (cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, vanilla, cocoa minimum 58%, emulsifier: soya lecithin),
Fleur De Seul, Thyme
May contain traces of milk protein and/or nuts.