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28 fun and interesting facts about Fig

Figs are an Asian species of the mulberry family. It became native to the Middle East and West Asia and has been sought out and grown since ancient times. Today it is widely used around the world both for its fruit and as an ornamental plant. Below are 28 more fun and interesting facts about figs.

1. Figs have become naturalized in scattered locations in Asia and North America.

2. The term “fig” has its origin both from the Latin word “Ficus” and from the older Hebrew name “Feg”.

3. Figs are used not only in human nutrition, but also in the pharmaceutical industry to make various creams and lotions.

4. Figs are a medium-sized tree that can grow to be 10 to 30 feet tall. In special climatic conditions, figs can grow up to 50 feet.

5. Figs have large leaves that are divided into 3 to 5 lobes. They are easy to spot because, according to the Bible, Adam and Eve covered the fig leaves of their nakedness.

6. The root of the fig tree is usually near the surface of the soil. The diameter of the root is three times the size of the crown.

7. Certain figs, like those found in South Africa, are incredibly ingrained. The deepest recorded roots reach depths of 400 feet.

8. Fig fruit is actually an inverted flower that blooms in the fleshy structure. The flower is not visible from the outside. The scientific name for this type of flower is infructescence.

9. Figs are pollinated by a special type of wasp that enters the fruit through a tiny passage. Various animals also eat figs and disperse their seeds through the stool.

10. All figs are divided into four categories based on the type of flower and the method of reproduction used. Only one type of fig, called a caprifig, produced pollen, while the other three types depend on their pollen.

11. Figs can reproduce without pollen in the process of parthenogenesis, which means that the fruit produced is sterile.

12. In addition to seeds, figs can also develop from cuttings, tissue cultures, and transplants. This type of propagation, called vegetative, is faster than propagation by seeds.

13. Figs usually produce fruit on their branches. However, certain species of figs in the Philippines can develop fruit on the stem.

14. They are high in fiber, minerals, and vitamins. They have a pleasant and sweet taste. They are usually eaten raw, dried or as part of sweet and salty foods.

fifteen. Figs have several health benefits. They can be used to treat chest congestion and as a face mask as they tighten the skin. Juice obtained from the fig leaves can be used to soothe insect bites.

16. Figs are recommended for people who want to quit smoking. Due to their high alkalinity, they can reduce cigarette cravings.

17. Some people use figs as a substitute for coffee.

18. The milky sap produced in the green parts of the fig can cause skin irritation.

19. Cultivated figs can survive for around 35 years.

20. The edible fig is one of the first plants cultivated by humans.

21. Nine subfossil figs of a pathenocarpic type that were found between 9400 and 9200 BC. They were found in the early Neolithic village of Gilgal I in the Jordan Valley, 13 kilometers north of Jericho.

22. Figs were common in ancient Greece, and their cultivation has been described by both Aristotle and Theophrastus.

23. Aristotle pointed out that the figs in animals have sex organs of two types, a cultivated fig that bears fruit and one, the wild litter, which helps the other to bear fruit.

24. Figs were a common source of food for the Romans. Cato the Elder in his c. 160 BC De Agri Cultura lists several fig stems that were in existence at the time he wrote his manual.

25. Rome's first emperor Augustus was reportedly poisoned by figs from his poisoned garden belonging to his wife Livia.

26. Figs were raised from Afghanistan to Portugal. They were also grown at Pithoragarh in the Kumaon Hills of India.

27. In 1769, the Spanish missionaries, led by Junipero Serra, brought the first figs to California. The variety of missions they cultivated is popular to this day.

28. The Kadota cultivar of figs was mentioned in the 1st century AD by the Roman naturalist Plini.