The gross reason why figs AREN’T vegetarian

Guess what- figs aren’t suitable for vegetarians. Here’s why…


by Fiona Day |
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Figs are a a fruit enjoyed by people all over the world. From jam to fruit salads, figs are widely used in all sorts of recipes.

But if you’re vegan or vegetarian, you might want to read this next part closely…

Figs EAT living things!

Yup. Figs survive and reproduce by consuming flies which set up camp in their cosy juices. They digest them and turn them into protein.

Next time you're munching on a fig be aware that you're eating at least one fly or wasp.


This ‘special relationship’ (if you want to call it that) is referred to as ‘mutualism’ amongst scientist types.

Find out more by watching this nifty video below:

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