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FIGS – Fun Food Fact

April 30, 2016 @ 2:01 pm
by MicheleT
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Figs have been cultivated for thousands of years and they are native to the Middle East and the western part of Asia. A curious Fig Fun Fact I discovered forced me to pose this question to myself…”Would you still eat them if you knew they contained the carcass of a female wasp?” No need to even consider that question because the answer is undeniably, yes! Maybe that grosses you out, but every fig, even these beautiful candy striped figs, must be pollinated by female wasps that have to crawl inside the fruit and do what it's meant to do! There [...]