Fig trees, heavy with fruit falling to the ground, are the signature of Mid-Summer in the Mediterranean. Sunny ripe, smooth green or purple on the outside, rich rosy pink on the inside, figs are one of the most sensuous fruits. Sweet and fruity, figs have a distinct taste that is so versatile, especially in Laconiko Traditional Dark Balsamic Vinegar. This infusion enhances the sweetness with the signature tangy caramel profile of dark balsamic vinegar. Level up any of your favorite dishes, including fresh salads, mixed fruits, meats, various cheeses, poultry, and even tomato sauces.
Let your inner chef out to play!
Figs go with anything – sweet or savory. Fruit, meat or vegetable. Consider trying it with various Laconiko Infused Olive Oils, like Portobello & Thyme, Garlic, Rosemary or Lavender. Pairing with another dark balsamic like Chocolate, Cherry or Black Walnut Infused Dark Balsamic Vinegar will be epic!
Trace elements are the tiny cogs in the working wheels of an efficient immune system. Vitamins are necessary for energy production, immune function, blood clotting and other functions, while minerals play an important role in growth, bone health, fluid balance and several other processes. Small but mighty, these trace vitamins, minerals and polyphenols are only needed in minute amounts to support health and growth, but are often missing from our meals. Getting them from multiple sources ensures that your daily meals are truly health supporting.
Figs are an effective prebiotic supporting a healthy microbiome and robust immune system. They are also micro mineral power players, rich in copper for metabolism and energy production and formation of blood cells, connective tissue and neurotransmitters. Magnesium and potassium reducing high blood pressure and calcium to promote bone density, which may prevent osteoporosis. Thiamin (vitamin B1) and riboflavin (vitamin B2) are key for cell rejuvenation, pyridoxine.(vitamin B6), important for macronutrient metabolism, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) for immunity and vitamin K, key for blood coagulation.
Dark Balsamic Vinegar Traditional Modena dark balsamic vinegar is made from reduced grape juice and has all of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in the grape, one of the healthiest and most nutritious fruits. The antioxidants in this vinegar have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer Traditionally aged balsamic vinegars have many health benefits. Acetic acid is its main constituent. It is antimicrobial and antioxidant and is known to regulate blood sugar with its antiglycemic or antidiabetic effect. Acetic acid in balsamic vinegar has strains of probiotics that promote digestion and gut health, supporting the microbiome and the overall immune system. Balsamic vinegar can lower cholesterol, regulate blood pressure and aid in weight loss. Inhalation of steamed vapor can clear congestion. Polyphenols from the grapes may promote blood circulation. Some use balsamic vinegar to treat acid reflux and heartburn. Acetic acid also aids in belly fat loss, and the probiotic chemicals found in it help to promote a sense of fullness, which helps to reduce overeating. In addition, balsamic vinegar is fat-free and has an anti-obesity effect.