Syrupy sweets were created thousands of years ago because of the household need to maintain the excess fruit production.
Since ancient times , housewives trying to invent various ways, either by drying them in the sun , or in maintaining the syrup after boiling the fruit or in jams .
Almost all fruits are used to make syrupy sweets, bitter orange ( peel and all) , grapes , bergamot , apricot , orange , cherry , lemon , quince , apple , fig, cherry , strawberries , the Lemon blossom , rose petals , dates , peel watermelon and vegetables from carrots, tomatoes , the eggplan tetc. Also, unripe nuts , is another favorite starting material in the preparation of sweets.
Mostly found in the province housewives , every year produce syrupy sweets for the traditional( treat ) of visitors . There are also Greek companies which produce syrupy sweets in different flavors .
Most of them are family businesses with expertise in tratitional production, and supply the greek and international markets with their products.