The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history of basket weaving and fig fun facts. As we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.

We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know we will look at Fig Fun Facts.

Fig Fun Facts: The fig is believed to be indigenous to western Asia and to have been distributed by man throughout the Mediterranean area. Remnants of figs have been found in excavations of sites traced to at least 5,000 B.C.

  • Fig trees have no blossoms on their branches. The blossom is inside of the fruit! Many tiny flowers produce the crunchy little seeds that give figs their unique texture.
  • Figs are harvested according to nature’s clock, fully ripened and partially dried on the tree.
  • Figs naturally help hold in moisture in baked goods, keeping them fresher.
  • Fig puree can be used to replace fat in baked goods.
  • California grows many varieties of figs, but the two most common are the golden, slightly nutty-flavored Calimyrna and the dark, sweet Mission.
  • Fig Newton’s were created in 1891 by the Kennedy Biscuit Works in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts.  They had named many of their other cookies for nearby towns and almost called it the “Fig Shrewsbury” before Newton won out.

Fig Fun Facts We Missed

Let us know if we may have missed any fig Fun Facts  in the comment section below. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Figs.

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