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originally posted by: TRiPWiRE
But... Those wasps don't exist in my country, yet we still have figs growing here.
originally posted by: Staroth
a reply to: PhoenixOD
I have always loved figs, we had many fig tree's around when I was a kid but for some reason (even though I loved them) I always had a odd instinctive feeling of caution when I ate one, now I know why! I HATE WASP!!!
originally posted by: ChiefD
And I seem to remember reading somewhere that shrimp, crab, and lobster are really insects, started out as insects on land millions of years ago, then went to the sea and became very yummy sea insects.
I'm craving crab right now, insect or not.
originally posted by: Bedlam
originally posted by: JourneymanWelder
i think i might have had one or two figs in my life but this still made me throw up a little thinking about it
Start looking at your red tinted foods. Anything with carmine or cochineal is colored with bug shells.
They produce sweet fig fruits without the need for male trees that carry symbiotic fig wasps within their syconia. This is very advantageous to farmers in regions where the wild caprifigs and natural pollinator wasps do not occur.