Figs

Figs are one of the earliest plants cultivated by humans, with fossil evidence predating the cultivation of even barley and wheat. In fact, some theories maintain that figs are the single oldest domesticated fruit, predating the next closest plant by 1,000 years.   Originally native to the area from Turkey to northern India, the fig was immensely popular in ancient times and quickly spread throughout the Mediterranean, Africa and Europe. Today, the primary producers of dried figs are the United States, Turkey, Greece, and Spain. This nutrient-rich fruit arrived in the United States by..

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