Taxiarchis figs with Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)
Evia Dried Figs
Taxiarchis figs with Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)

Our Dried Figs come exclusively from North Evia and are sourced exclusively from Smyrna variety fig trees and stand out for their soft, sub-yellow color, sweet aroma, and rich flavor. They represent a traditional Greek Superfood, certified as PDO, guaranteed to delight even the most discerning taste buds.

A fresh fig of Smyrna or Monophore Variety

Smyrna or Monophore Variety

Excellent quality fresh or dried figs
Worldwide Known for its health benefits
Arrived in Evia from the refugees of Smyrna

Smyrna or Monophore Variety

Excellent quality fresh or dried figs
Worldwide Known for its health benefits
Arrived in Evia from the refugees of Smyrna

Smyrna is a fine variety of figs, famous for its large and sweet fruits, while its trees are distinguished for their high productivity and long life span of 50 to 60 years. It is cultivated in warm or cool coastal areas and is mostly found in north Evia, central Greece.

The fruit of this variety is usually spherical in shape with a greenish-yellow skin and sweet, amber flesh. The method of cultivation is by means of cuttings or cuttings (coleoptiles), which, after being planted in nurseries for a year, are then transplanted to their permanent location.

The production process of Dried Figs Taxiarchis

The cultivation of fig trees by the Agricultural Association of Taxiarchis is carried out under strict conditions to ensure the high quality of the final product, always respecting the environment. From planting distances to soil treatment and fertilization of the fig trees, our goal is to create a sustainable agricultural process that ensures an excellent end result.

Field of new fig trees


The harvesting of the figs is performed by experienced workers, who on a daily basis collect the ripe and overripe figs by hand after they have fallen from the tree, while also doing the first sorting. The procedure has been laid down by the association and is strictly observed.

Net placed under the fig trees for easy harvesting and clean figs

Sorting - Bleaching - Drying

The figs are placed in special crates by hand, where the producer makes another sorting at the same time and are placed in special furnaces for bleaching.

The figs are then spread out in special 'sunbeds' in which they are left for 9 to 12 days, during which time they are naturally dried by the sun.

Once the figs have reached the correct moisture content, they are collected and are ready for transport to the association’s premises.

Preparing figs for sun drying procces
Figs selection before packaging

Manufacturing - Standardization

Upon arrival at the association, the figs undergo categorization, with only large and high-quality figs being chosen.

The Taxiarchis Agricultural Association handles the processing and standardization of the figs through specialized packing and standardization facilities, authorized by the relevant government agencies. This process adheres to both national and European food hygiene regulations.

In the beginning, the dried figs are subjected to special water washers to eliminate any foreign particles from their exterior. Subsequently, they are processed through dehydrating machines to prepare them for packaging.


The packaging of the Taxiarchis Agricultural Association Dried Figs is accomplished in our own factory, where we meticulously follow all laws and regulations pertaining to food hygiene and safety. Additionally, we employ environmentally-friendly practices throughout the process.

At this stage, a further quality control check is conducted, and the figs are placed into their final packaging, prepared to be shipped worldwide.

Packaging Taxiarchis dried figs in small packages

Nutrition value


249 Kcal


3.6 g


55.3 g


54.6 g


0.70 g


4.00 g

Why is the fig considered a superfood?

Excellent source of vitamins:
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
High in content:
  • Calcium: 200mg / 100g Figs
  • Potassium: 330mg / 100g Figs
  • Fiber
  • Antioxidants
Very good content in:
  • Magnesium
  • Iron
  • Folic acid
  • Polyphenols
  • Figs Benefits

    Cardiovascular health

    Cardiovascular health:

    Figs contain very small amounts of sodium and very high amounts of potassium and magnesium, helping to control blood pressure. Also, the antioxidant components of figs, such as vitamin C, prevent atherosclerosis, enhancing cardiovascular function.
    Improved digestion

    Improved digestion:

    In addition to their high fibre content, figs help digestion in another way. They are an excellent source of prebiotics, which improve overall gut health.
    Strong bones

    Strong bones:

    Figs are a good source of both calcium and potassium. These minerals can work together to improve bone density, which can, in turn, prevent diseases such as osteoporosis.
    Healthy skin

    Healthy skin:

    A related study in children with dermatitis found that a cream made from dried fig extract was more effective in treating the symptoms of dermatitis than hydrocortisone cream, an established treatment.
    Natural Energy source

    Natural Energy source:

    Figs contain more sugars than other fruits. This means more energy. It makes the body feel highly satiated. So with a balanced consumption it can keep us going until the main meal.