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Schinopsomo

Schinopsomo: Patmos island’s delight, Pistacia fruit bread with sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Soft or crunchy, a traditional treat with diverse uses.

Pistacia plant with red fruits that using to made Greek ‘schiopsomo’

Schinopsomo (“schino-bread”) is the traditional bakery product of the island of Patmos. It is made from the fruit of the Pistacia plant, with sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Also called schinopita (“schino pie”) it can be soft or crunchy. With the fruit of the common Pistacia plant, spicy schinopita is made on the island of Kasos, while on Cyprus, they make schinopsomo or schinopita, crunchy like paximadi

The fruit of the Pistacia plant is harvested in October and November and can be refrigerated for a year. Moreover, it is used to flavor sausage or to cook hare or game fowl. Branches from the Pistacia plants are traditionally used for smoking delicatessen cold cuts.

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