Thursday , June 17 2021

Petimezi!! A true Zakynthian delight.

Petimezi is one of the most famous homemade delights across Zakynthos. Made from the “moustos” or must as we know it.  Boiling the must continually until a runny type of syrup is formed. The best description of Petimezi is grape molassas!

Most households across Zakythos make Petimezi now. Grapes are in season and most of us are getting our grapes prepared for wine.

So, how do you make it? Well in a video below it will show you all the preparation you need. It’s simple get your must and boil until you get a syrup type mixture. Then put it into jars. It is a simple as that!

Video:Zakynthian Petimezi

Petimezi is said to be full of energy. The grape’s nutrients contain a lot of fiber and a significant variety of vitamins and minerals. Being high in vitamin B and minerals such as iron, calcium and magnesium, Petimezi is truely the best! There are even references to its nutritional properties from the Minoan era. Known for its anti-aging and heart-protecting action. 

Petimezi is usually poured over Zakynthian pancakes during the winter but it is great to eat with yoghurt as well. It is the first thing Zakynthians reach for when signs of a cold may bring you down.

so, why not try the Zakynthian treat, you definitely will not be dissapointed.


About Louise Inzk

Louise is Australian born and has been a Greek citizen since 1991. She has deep cultural ties with the island, often writing about Zakynthian Traditions and Culture. She is also an active member of the Volunteer Group of Zakynthos, Giostra Di Zante and is a member of the women's choir "Rodambelos". Her love of the island and all it offers saw her joining the Zakynthos (Zante) Informer admin team in 2014.

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