The Figs

Figs can trace their history back to the earliest of times with mentions in the Bible and other ancient writings. They are thought to have been first cultivated in Egypt. Then, they spread to ancient Crete and then subsequently, around the 9th century BC, to ancient Greece where they became a staple foodstuff in the traditional diet. Figs were held in such esteem by the ancient Greeks that they even created laws forbidding the export of the best quality figs.

In the years to come, Greeks and Romans helped spread the cultivation of figs to countries which were under their influence, making the figs popular in the Mediterranean diet. 

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Our Figs

Our figs are produced in Markopoulo Mesogaias which is located in the greater area of Athens, the capital of Greece.

We grow Ficus carica L. trees which are an important member of the genus Ficus and more precisely the varieties of Black Figs Markopoulou, Green Figs Markopoulou, commonly known as Royal Figs and Red Figs Markopoulou.

These varieties are also certificated by European Commission's Agriculture and Rural Development as agricultural products of Protected Geographical Indication - PGI, under the registered name 'Syka Vravronas Markopoulou Mesogeion'.

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All three varieties are lusciously sweet with a texture that combines the chewiness of their flesh, the smoothness of their skin, and the crunchiness of their seeds, more particularly:

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Black Figs

- outer skin dark black

- skin thin to moderate

- white flesh color

- within red with light-brown shades

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Green Figs

- outer skin light green with stripes

- bright pink to brilliant red insides

- extra-sweet flavor

- smaller than black

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Red Figs

- outer skin red to yellow

- skin moderate

- intermediate sweetness compared to black & green

- bigger than black

Tip: The skin of the fig is edible. You can taste it with, or without it!

 

Availability

The fig is seasonal fruit and it is only available for a specific period of the year.

Our Black Figs are available form early August to mid-November, the Green Figs from late July to early September while the Red Figs from mid-August to mid-October.

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Nutrition Facts

Figs are not only Delicious but also Nutritious! It has been proved by several studies that there are numerous health benefits and even more if you consume it raw. 

 

 

Figs:

  • help build stronger bones.
  • contain magnesium and calcium.
  • are high in soluble and insoluble fiber.
  • have anti-diabetic effects.
  • are very high in minerals which
  • helps create red blood cells and provent anemia.
  • are a sweet way to lose weight.
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Tip: Black and green figs have the same nutritional content, uses and health benefits!

 

The Figs

fig tree

Figs can trace their history back to the earliest of times with mentions in the Bible and other ancient writings. They are thought to have been first cultivated in Egypt.

Then, they spread to ancient Crete and then subsequently, around the 9th century BC, to ancient Greece where they became a staple foodstuff in the traditional diet. Figs were held in such esteem by the ancient Greeks that they even created laws forbidding the export of the best quality figs.

In the years to come, Greeks and Romans helped spread the cultivation of figs to countries which were under their influence, making the figs popular in the Mediterranean diet. 

Our Figs

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Our figs are produced in Markopoulo Mesogaias which is located in the greater area of Athens, the capital of Greece.

We grow Ficus carica L. trees which are an important member of the genus Ficus and more precisely the varieties of Black Figs Markopoulou, Green Figs Markopoulou, commonly known as Royal Figs and Red Figs Markopoulou.

These varieties are also certificated by European Commission's Agriculture and Rural Development as agricultural products of Protected Geographical Indication - PGI, under the registered name 'Syka Vravronas Markopoulou Mesogeion'.

All three varieties are lusciously sweet with a texture that combines the chewiness of their flesh, the smoothness of their skin, and the crunchiness of their seeds, more particularly:

Black Figs

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- outer skin dark black

- skin thin to moderate

- white flesh color

- within red with light-brown shades

Green Figs

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- outer skin light green with stripes

- bright pink to brilliant red insides

- extra-sweet flavor

- smaller than black

Red Figs

 

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- outer skin red to yellow

- skin moderate

- intermediate sweetness

- bigger than black

Tip:

The skin of the fig is edible. You can taste it with, or without it!

Availability

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The fig is seasonal fruit and it is only available for a specific period of the year.

Our Black Figs are available form early August to mid-November, the Green Figs from late July to early September while the Red Figs from mid-August to mid-October.

Nutrition Facts

Figs are not only Delicious but also Nutritious!

It has been proved by several studies that there are numerous health benefits and even more if you consume it raw. 

Figs:

  • help build stronger bones.
  • contain magnesium and calcium.
  • are high in soluble and insoluble fiber.
  • have anti-diabetic effects.
  • are very high in minerals which
  • helps create red blood cells and provent anemia.
  • are a sweet way to lose weight.
nutrition facts_one column

Tip: 

Black and green figs have the same nutritional content, uses and health benefits!