Figs and Dried Figs (Tsapeles)

There are plentiful fig trees in the area of Kalamata and Messinia in general. A characteristic variety is the tsapelosykon.

They are consumed either fresh, even cut directly from the tree, or dried, after having stayed under the sun and dried in a natural way, with absolutely no chemical additives.

Delicious and nutritious, they constitute one of the most famous natural delights that are connected with the region.

Fresh figs have many beneficial effects when consumed in moderation. They are rich in potassium and vitamins A, B, C.

Also, dried figs consist a good source of vitamins B1, B6, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium, while the calcium that they are adding, meets adequately the needs of the body.

The contribution of fiber, from both the fresh and the dried figs, is significant for the right functioning of the gastrointestinal system.

A small amount (2-3 figs) can constitute an energy and tasty supplement to your meals, as a fruit / snack or as an ingredient in a salad or a dessert (fruit preserves, jams, sykomaida, etc.) For gastronomy lovers, combination with savory cheese, cold meat or as an ingredient in sauces for meat or vegetables, make an outsatnding dish.


Municipality of Kalamata

Kalamata Gastronomy

Athinon 99, Kalamata