The American Caliban (substitute) wrote,
The American Caliban
substitute

Fig.

(Insert Kliban cartoon here about Fig. 1 Fig.2 Fig.3)

I just ate some figs, which I purchased at Mother’s Market & Kitchen. They are fresh figs.

I noticed that my tongue was burning as I ate them. I’ve noticed this before! I wondered do I have a food sensitivity? That would be a first for me.

A search on the ‘Net reveals that figs may be related to rubber in some way and have latex on the skin. Several authorities said that either one should only eat figs that are so ripe they just fell off the tree on to your head, or bite into them so that the inside and not the skin hits your tongue first.

I just ate a small basket of rubber fruit, apparently.
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