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Love the Fig

Love the Fig - The New Yorker

There are more than seven hundred species of fig, and each one has its own species of wasp. When you eat a dried fig, you’re probably chewing wasp mummies, too.


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lthough many people dismiss figs as a geriatric delicacy or the sticky stuff inside bad cookies, they are, in fact, something awesome: enclosed flowers that bloom modestly inward, unlike the flamboyant showoffs on other plants. Bite a fig in half and you’ll discover a core of tiny blossoms.

That IS awesome. Does every fig really have its own wasp?

Only the fig varieties that require polination.

I'm wondering if (unknowingly) wasp carcass was my favorite part of the fig!

Entirely possible it was. Not that there's anything wrong with that. 

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