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what about figs?

I like figs and I have always eaten it but recently I read that when the wasps pollinate the figs, often these insects are trapped inside that fruit.

It seems that any fig has at least one dead wasp inside it. But fear nothing because you still will not find an entire wasp – when one of these insects dies inside the fig, an enzyme in the fruit breaks down its carcass into protein.In other words the fig ‘eats’ the wasp, and makes the animal an integral part of its composition.

In fact, most farmers get to buy wasps bags to control the amount of those insects that each plant eats.

Now that I know this I don’t know if I will keep eating this fruit because now I know what I am eating.

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    Do you eat figs?

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    Did you know figs has wasps inside?

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    Will you continue to eat figs?

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