Product Description

At last! Balsamic vinegar made the right way! Papadimitriou crafts its pure and gluten-free Balsamic Vinegar with Fig from naturally dried grapes and figs grown in the vineyards of Kalamata, southern Peloponnese. It contains no preservatives and no artificial coloring and it is based on Corinthian black currants from the fertile land of Messinia matched for perfection with luscious Greek figs. In contrast to ordinary vinegar, which is made from wine, balsamic vinegar is yielded from the grape must of Corinthian currants, undergoing acetic oxidation and alcoholic fermentation simultaneously. Next, it is allowed to age in oak casks. The result is a gourmet vinegar with a rich and balanced sweet & sour flavour and a uniquely aromatic bouquet.

Fig-flavored vinegar is a new concept that leaves no one in doubt of its delicious originality. A match made in heaven, Papadimitriou Balsamic Vinegar with Fig brings you the full body of balsamic vinegar and the lush flavor of figs, showcasing some of Greek Mother Nature’s abounding gifts.

This version with honey is a great, new idea that never fails to impress. Its inviting, sweet & sour taste ensures that the dishes you prepare instantly become gourmet masterpieces. It is a fat-free product of exceptional nutritional value, a mere 12 calories/tbs and rich in antioxidants. It can become an ally to weight loss as it can replace fattier choices such as oil or oil-based dressings. The polyphenols contained in it boost weight loss by means of a double mechanism which bolsters insulin sensitivity and, at the same time, inhibits lipogenesis, the pathway to the synthesis of fatty acids. Make it part of your cooking, take advantage of its fat-free, calorie-poor nature and antioxidant action, and turn your recipes, salads, and marinades into an unforgettable journey into gastronomy.

How To Enjoy
It ideally enhances the taste and flavour of salads, marinades, and sauces. Try a few drops of Kalamata balsamic vinegar on cheeses, deli cuts, crudités, and steamed vegetables, or use it as a finishing touch on oven-baked pork or chicken.
Storage Instructions
Before or after opening, store in a cool place away from direct sources of light.
Balsamic vinegar from dried grapes and dried figs
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    B.R.C. – Classification A (Technical Standard for Food Safety). ISO 22000: 2005, ΙFS, ΗACCP
Product History

Dictionaries define vinegar as the acetic fermentation of dilute alcoholic liquids that is used as a condiment or food preservative. Greek vinegar, a great medium for seasoning and preserving or pickling food, is also traditionally made by the acetic (acid) fermentation of alcoholic liquids. When produced it is distinguished by and takes its name from the raw ingredients it is based on. Thus, vinegar varieties include vinegar made from such raw ingredients as raisins, beer, and malt. Apart from the vinegars produced by the two-fold fermentation of a variety of distilled liquids, there is also vinegar which is produced by the dry distillation (or, more accurately, fermentation) of beer and is known as a "fermentate”. The fermentate is then diluted in water to obtain vinegar. When we use a pure solution of alcohol, the vinegar produced is colorless or subtly yellow. However, when our raw ingredients are wine or beer, the vinegar produced has as much as possible of the potent aroma, flavor, and color of the raw ingredient it was based on.

Historically, vinegar is the oldest and most popular culinary seasoning. In antiquity, mixed with water, vinegar was the staple drink of Roman soldiers while, in Classical times, the inhabitants of Attica called it "Attican relish”. During Medieval times, vinegar producers kept the recipe of this unique and coveted seasoning under lock and key.

It probably appeared together with the use of wine around 6000 BC, as it is a natural by-product of alcoholic fermentation. Vinegar was widely used in cooking by the Greeks, who were actually the first to detect differences in quality among various types of vinegar, depending on their place of origin.On the other hand, vinegar has been strongly related to our health for a long time, thanks to its natural disinfectant and antibacterial properties. Hippocrates and Galen, great doctors of ancient times, used vinegar in medicine, as did the Egyptians and later on the Romans, the Chinese and so on.

Today, vinegar, as a basic component of the Mediterranean Diet’s healthy eating habits, is still lord of all it surveys on the Greek dinner table flavoring dishes, enhancing recipes, and improving our health through its wealth of nutritious elements.

Meet the producer: Kalamata Papadimitriou C.C. S.A.
Kalamata Papadimitriou C.C. S.A.
Papadimitriou S.A., established in 1939 by Christos Papadimitriou in the area of Kalamata, is one of southern Greece’s three largest companies. Relying on their know-how, expertise, and drive, three generations of the Papadimitriou Family succeeded in designing and creating a range of innovative Mediterranean products. At the time of its establishment, the company was a small production facility active in the trading and export of local Kalamata products such as dried figs, Kalamata olives, and olive oil, which slowly but surely acquired a share of the market that kept growing. The goal of the Papadimitriou people at the time was the same with the goal the company team has today: Create premium quality, innovative products based on the nutritional tenets of the Mediterranean Diet. As time went by, the company continued to offer consumers innovative products based on the goods that the Peloponnesian land would yield. Today, after 75 years of operation, Papadimitriou S.A. offers a stunning range of products, each stamped with the philosophy behind Mediterranean nutrition and Greek cuisine. The company's state-of-the-art, seamlessly organized plant facilities are now located in Thouria, Messinia, on a total surface of 10,000 square meters. It is there that Papadimitriou S.A. produces and packages its retail and Food Service items for all of its product categories (mustards, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, currants).
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The area of Messinia, inhabited from ancient times until today, has numerous sites which convey the atmosphere of different periods – ancient, eloquently carved beehive tombs, settlement relics, ceramics, ancient palaces, cities and Byzantine castles. The beauty of Messinia has two ‘faces’ - on the one hand, there is, Taygetos mountain, stone walls, fig and prickly pear trees, olive trees, stone houses and vineyards, and on the other hand, there is the deep blue sea, sandy bays, fishing boats, and fishermen with their nets.Messinia is situated in the southwestern part of the Peloponnese, and in the southern part of Continental Greece. Messinia needs no introduction: Renowned throughout the world for its rich history and unsurpassed natural beauties, it spellbinds its visitors.

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Vinegar Balsamic With Fig Extract Condiment "Kalamata Papadimitriou” 8.4fl.oz

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Product code: 5201031250968 Gross Weight 1.15lbs
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Purely crafted and purely traditional, this is a balsamic vinegar which, fortified with hints of fig, comes from the area of Kalamata, southern Greece. It is made from sun-dried grapes and figs to enhance your recipes with its sweet & tangy flavor.
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