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Fig trees — scientific name, Ficus carica, the fig tree comes from the moraceae, or mulberry family. The fig plant is a bush or small tree with large, tough, seasonal leaves that are strongly lobed or practically whole, growing from 1 meter (3 feet) to 10 to 12 meters (33 to 39 feet) tall. It is a native tropical areas of East Asia.

When the leaves and stems are broken, a white latex is emitted. The common fig is native to the eastern part of Turkey and northern India, although natural seedlings can be found in most Mediterranean nations, and it is cultivated in hotter regions.

The fig is known as “the poor man’s food” in the Mediterranean region because it is so frequently eaten, both fresh and dried. The fruit usually weighs around 20 to 50 grams and is the size of 1 to 2 inches long.

Green is its normal color and turns into purple or brown when ripened. Calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and iron are all abundant in the fruit. In most places, when figs fall to the ground, they are collected and placed on trays to dry. During the drying process, turning or twisting the product increases the texture and quality. Figs are commercially farmed in Italy, Turkey, Algeria, Greece, Portugal, and Spain.