According to tradition, the fig is one of the fruits that grew in the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve, having tasted this forbidden fruit, were expelled from paradise!
The fruit of figs has been an object of world trade since ancient times. It is distinguished by its good taste and nutritional and medicinal properties!
Ancient healers used the fruit and its leaves as a cure for coughs, heart ailments, throat ailments, excess weight, stress, and even diabetes.
Nowadays, figs remain a symbol of fertility and abundance all over the world!
In the Mediterranean, this rare and amazing plant adorned the gardens of the richest.
The ancient Egyptians believed that the Sun god was born from this sacred tree every day.
According to Roman legend, it was in the shade of a fig tree that a she-wolf fed the founders of Rome – Romulus and Remus. It says that the basket in which they were lying was not carried away by the rushing waters of the River Tiber precisely because it was held back by the branches of a fig tree that grew near the riverbank and the babies were saved.
In Ancient Greece, figs were sure to be included in the diet of speakers and philosophers because of their taste and healthiness!
Figs were praised in the works of Dante, Leopardi and Pascoli!