Feasting Florida

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Figs


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 were naked, so they sewed fig leaves together to cover them selves. The many seeds of the fig are suppose to signify unity and the universality of true understanding of knowledge and faith.