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FIGS The fig is an ancient, pear shaped fruit originating in Southern Europe, Asia, and Africa. It is an early symbol of peace and prosperity. They were brought to North Africa by Spanish Fransican missionaries. In North Africa, they were a symbol of fertility. Egyptians placed them in pharaohs tombs. The Greeks and Roman prized them highly. The fig tree is the first tree to be mentioned in the Bible after Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit. They discovered they we
Soursop The soursop, also known as Guanabana or prickly custard apple, is an elongated heart-shaped fruit with green to yellow skin that has short, soft fleshy hooks. It is in the annona, or custard apple family, and related to the cherimoya. It grows in tropics on a small evergreen tree. The soursop can grow up to six pounds in size. The flesh of the fruit is creamy white with cottony strands. Three are large, hard, shiny black seeds that are toxic. The least acidic ripe