The fresh fig (locally known as tsapela) is a locally cultivated type of fig only found in the rural area of Kalamata- Messinias and Mani (Greece). All figs are picked with great care from the trees, while they are still fresh during the summertime.
Subsequently, the figs are poured into light sugar syrup. The sugar syrup can also be drained off, and the figs are packed and sold into their dried form.
Finally, the product is distributed to pastry shops and chocolate factories, where the figs are filled with walnuts and are coated with dark chocolate.
*Figs are fruits with great nutritional value.