Efta zymo is a mysterious product whose recipe is also rather mysterious. It is called efta zymo because it is kneaded 7 times until it becomes bread followed by the process through which it becomes a rusk. It is produced from chickpea leaven without the use of bakery yeast; chickpea leaven giving a distinct flavor as well as an intense unique aroma to the final product.
Its mysterious character is the result of the various traditions and beliefs built around its name. For example, tradition says that efta zymo bread must be kneaded with silent water, that is, the woman carrying the water that will be used for the kneading process should not speak. Then there’s the old belief that if efta zymo dough attracts the attention of the ‘evil eye’ it will never rise. That’s why tradition says it must be secretly kneaded late in the evening as well as other things that make it so special. Our wheat and barley efta zymo rusks also contain chickpea leaven. Chickpeas have an increased content of minerals, especially iron, calcium and magnesium, a high percentage of proteins that contain essential amino acids for protein synthesis in the human body and are rich in phytoestrogens and fiber.
The barley version has even more fiber because of the barley it contains which aids in smooth bowel function.
Small in size, these rusks have a very light sweet taste. They can be eaten on their own, but also provide the perfect accompaniment to any other sweet or savoury ingredients.
NUTRITIONAL VALUE per 100g
Εnergy kj/Kcal:1589 Kj/376 Kcal
of which Saturates:0,49 g
of which Sugars:11,4 g