Asked by: Redosinda Bagishvilihobbies and interests beekeeping
When you eat a fig you eat a wasp?
Last Updated: 2nd March, 2020
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In respect to this, is it safe to eat figs?
Figs have a mildly sweet taste and can beenjoyedfresh and on their own. The skin of the fig isedible. As aresult, you do not need to peel the fig beforeeatingit. Merely twist off the stem and eat thefig skinand all.
can you eat a wasp? Dead bees and wasps, however, pose far lessrisk.The 'stinger' might cause an abrasion in the mouth orelsewhere,but the venom would not likely present a problem.Hence, awasp - or a half a wasp - might simply add abit ofgarnish to a salad. The 'end' result of ingesting awasp orbee is usually unremarkable.
why do figs have a wasp inside?
If the fig is a male, she lays hereggsinside. These hatch into larvae that burrow out, turnintowasps and fly off, carrying fig pollen withthem.Luckily for us, the female fig produces an enzymethatdigests this wasp completely. The crunchy bitsareseeds, not wasp parts.
Do figs have bugs in them?
And they're right, as it turns out. Fig treesonlybear fruit thanks to something called a fig wasp. Thewaspsare born inside the figs, and when the females hatch,theycrawl out to find a new fig in which they can lay theirowneggs. So yes, there are definitely dead bugsinfigs.