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.