The first testimonies of its cultivation were in Mesopotamia, the place from which the diffusion in all the Mediterranean basin had started. Legend has it that Rea Silvia abandoned his twins Romulus and Remus in a basket on the Tiber River, the basket was miraculously stranded under a fig tree that grew on its banks and since then the plant became sacred to the Romans. The Greeks were greedy not only for its heavenly flavour, but also for its invigorating qualities for both the body and the spirit. According to Plato, eating figs even increased his intelligence. We trust in history and use figs, in their dehydrated variant, to make a homemade bar to be consumed whenever the body requires full energy.
An energy bar with genuine ingredients
Figs, protagonists from June to September
Sesame stands out for its high amount of methionine and tryptophan - two amino acids - vitamins B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin), PP (Niacin), Pyridoxine (B6) and folates. Among the fat soluble, however, the most important is - albeit in small doses - vitamin E, which together with sesame preserves the oil from going off, this vitamin gives the seeds and sesame oil precious antioxidant properties. Even for tahini, the rule of quality applies: often you can find products with various vegetable oils. Our advice is to choose 100% pure products or made with only sesame seeds.
Fats, sugars, fibres and protein: Our homemade bar seems to contain everything we need before the toughest workouts or most challenging days. We can add whole seeds to make each bite crunchy. All you have to do is bake it in the oven for a few minutes and then cut it into small pieces once it has cooled down. In small portions, it also represents an excellent snack to take to the office, also capable of convincing junk food lovers to step away from the vending machines.
200 g dried figs
50 g tahini
50 g almonds
20 g linseed
20 g pumpkin seeds
60 g barley malt