The fig is an old fruit of the Mediterranean basin. There is a fascinating symbiotic relationship between the fig tree and its unique pollinator, the blastophaga (tiny insects that are related to bees). Some fig trees must be sacrificed to serve as a breeding ground for blastophaga and will never be able to produce seeds. Just like these insects, fig trees must accept that a certain percentage of females will die during pollination. At the end of the 19th century, it was introduced in California as the Smyrna fig. But for years, the trees have refused to bear fruits until we discovered the role that the blastophaga plays in their pollination and imported them from Europe.
Associated Nutrients - Dried Fig
- Vitamin A, K, B5, and B6
Associated Qualities - Dried Fig
- Helps combat transient fatigue