In my opinion the fig is the most intriguing fruit that exists. The fig tree is symbolic of fertility and abundance. It's growth is successful because of the relationship called Coevolution, which is when two species help each other. Are we as mothers naturally experts in Coevolution?
Firstly, a female wasp travels with difficulty through the tunnels of the hidden flowers inside the fruit to lay its babies. Yes, look out for wasps- you might be the unlucky mom that finds one in her fig.
The sheer fact that this fruit revolves around the effort and pain of a tiny wasp to protect its babies is the only reason I needed to admire this fruit.
Each fig contains hundreds to thousands of seeds. How many fruits can claim that power? In addition, it contains a multitude of medicinal benefits. It is claimed you can use figs to treat acne and since I practiced as a Physician Assistant in Dermatology for nine years, you might find me mixing homemade fig masks to test this hypothesis.
Enjoy the fig season while you can, it won't last long. Remember to wash the inside of the fruit, although don't worry, you probably won't find a wasp because it gets degraded by a strong enzyme under the skin of the fig.
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