The common cultivated fig originated in western Asia. It is one of the most ancient fruit crops, with evidence of cultivation and use at various Neolithic, late Neolithic and Bronze Age sites in the Mediterranean basin. Most of the world’s production still occurs in and arounfQhe Mediterranean basin, the major producers being Turkey, Egypt and… Continue reading How the fig tree conquered the world
Figs are harvested during March and May—and arc rich in high class amino-acids like: Tyrosin, Lipase, Protease, Protose, Cravin, Lysin, and Grape-sugar. Therefore, eating figs with milk is one of the best means of proteins in vegetarians, and in the prevention of protein deficiency diseases. Eating figs with honey is a very valuable natural medicine for… Continue reading Fig combinations with other foods for health and healing
Recognized by the Muslims as being the most intelligent of all trees, fig trees produce one of the most nutritious fruits in the world. Some tropical primates live on a diet of more than 80% figs. In the tropics we find more than six hundred fig varieties. More than a hundred and fifty other varieties… Continue reading Eating figs for beauty
“Early in the morning, as he was on his way back to the city, he was hungry. Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, “May you never bear fruit again!” Immediately the tree withered.” – Matthew 21:18-22… Continue reading Jesus, fig trees and checking your car brakes
Why do so many popular restaurants use the name “fig”? From the Fig & Olive website we read: “FIG & OLIVE is about passion for the best olive oils, flavors and cuisine from the Riviera& Coastal regions of the South of France, Italy and Spain. Our large variety of extra virgin olive oils was selected… Continue reading Fig and Olive, Fig Charleston, the girl and the fig
It seems peculiar. Why should the fig plant not protect its fruit until the seeds can fall to the ground? Is splitting open some unusual way of enticing animals to eat the fruit? Slight splitting shouldn’t put you off eating a fig. It is actually quite normal and caused by humidity. Well drained land usually… Continue reading Why do figs split open?
No, figs don’t ripen after being picked. So you need to read carefully. If you are picking the figs yourself make sure they aren’t too hard and that they are easy to remove. Just lift them gently and they should begin to become unattached or feel ready to leave the tree. Unripe figs don’t taste… Continue reading Do figs ripen after they are picked off the tree?
Some people also report having sore gums or their mouth going numb. This problem is cause primarily from unripe figs, often the case when they are picked too soon and – watch out – figs don’t ripen when stored. Try cutting an unripe fig and you will see a milk like liquid. This contains a… Continue reading Why do figs hurt my tongue?
Syko – is fig in Greek and it was the same in Ancient Greece. philo-sykos means “friend of the fig” and many famous ancient Greeks professed to this love, including Plato and of course Solon who banned the export of figs as he considered them way too useful for the inhabitants of Attica. Another Greek king,… Continue reading The Greeks had a name for it