Organic sundried Figs from Kymi
Figs are one of the most important, therapeutic, and highly nutritional indigenous fruit in the Greek diet. Throughout history, prepared figs have been used as a natural sweetener in lieu of sugar, and in Greece, we still maintain this practice today in various aspects of our every-day diet.
Askada Farm, our award-winning partner, produces the best variety of organic figs "σμυρναίικη", 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 incorporate to an every-day diet.
This delicious vacuum-sealed pack of sundried Organic Figs is made from fruit hand-picked and processed with the ancient practice of Askada in the family's own farms in Kymi, Evia. A big and mountainous island just an hour north of Athens. It is a woman-owned business with an exporting tradition, producing the finest variety in their region. From a location known, for the prime quality and unique flavor fig fruits.
Vegan, Gluten-free, Paleo, 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. In fact, strontium is used as an ingredient in a patented formula that treats postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Organic Sundried Figs of Kymi PDO (class A'), bay leaf
Add it to your salads, smoothies, and protein shakes. Enjoy with yogurt and honey for an ideal & healthy breakfast or snack. Get creative with your cakes and muffins. This certified organic product, without GMO, additives, or any preservatives, is the perfect sweet addition for a healthy diet.
Fill them with goat or sheep cheese and crushed walnuts for a light and tasty appetizer. If you simmer them in water, red wine, or juice to soften and fluff them, they are an ideal base to create delicious sauces, marinades, chutney, and glaze.
Combine with rice or quinoa, spices, and chicken or duck in a pilaf.
Store upright in a dry, cool shelve and far apart from sunlight for optimum flavor and taste.
Safe Handling Instructions: Do not microwave in this container.