Taxiarchis Dried Figs
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why is the fig considered a superfood?
- Calcium: 200mg / 100g Figs
- Potassium: 330mg / 100g Figs