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So yes, there is at the very least one dead wasp within the figs that we favor to eat.


Don't worry! us don't end up chomping on honest suit exoskeleton. The figs produce ficin, a distinct enzyme that breaks down the insect's body right into proteins the get absorbed by the plant. For this reason the crunches you feel when you room chewing a fig are merely the seeds, no sacrificial wasps.