The Fig Syrup or sykomelo, a new and unique product for the Greek market, was forgotten for years and used by previous generations as a natural sweetener.
This organic fig syrup is extracted from Kimi figs on Evia. The remarkable taste and quality of Kymi figs create an exceptional syrup. Askada uses traditional and organic fig farming methods to form this natural sweetener.
The history of the fig is deeply rooted in Greek tradition. Since ancient times, athletes have used the fig as an 'anabolic'. Today, the only easy and practical way to enjoy figs all year round is to try them dried. The reason this happens is because during transport the fresh fig is very perishable, resulting in them being cut unripe and early and becoming immune and inaccessible to the consumer.
Sykomelo is a new and special product for the Greek market, forgotten for years after it was used by previous generations as a natural sweetener.
It is the extract of dried figs that without any added preservative gives a full and rich fig taste.
What are the properties of figs:
-They provide us with a lot of energy due to their sugar content (70% carbohydrates)
-They have astringent properties due to the mucilage and pectin they contain
-It is very rich in calcium (200mg/100gr)
-Combined with goat cheese or unsalted goat cheese, they are the best choice for those who like dairy (alkaline mineral salts, such as calcium-magnesium-potassium-sodium are absorbed). Also for those who suffer from arthritis, for those who are recovering from operations or illnesses, and of course for those who simply want to increase their muscle tissue, the above combination is an important source of the necessary ingredients.
ASKADA FARM is located in Kymi Evia, in an area known for its famous dried figs.
A quality product that thrives in the specific and limited microclimate of the Aegean countryside.
ASKADA FARM's primary objective is the production of quality organic dried fig cultivation as well as other fig-based products such as fig energy bars, fig honey, dried fig jam, etc. By simultaneously applying principles of proper crop management, sustainable management and protection of the environment is achieved
Organic fig syrup is a smart secret ingredient for cocktails and refreshments but you can also make great yogurt and salad dressings with it. Let yourself experiment with this precious and natural fig extract to discover many more ways to create interesting meals for your family and guests.
- Product of organic cultivation
- “2016 Great Taste Award**” winner
- 100% Fig extract
- Zero preservatives – Gluten Free