Fig taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Fig fruit (Ficus carica) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Fig as it is a combination of genus (Ficus) and species (Ficus carica). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Alismidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Fig is Moraceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Fig
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Fig that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Fig Facts are:
- Fig tree is considered as a symbol of abundance, fertility and sweetness.
- The fig is made up of 55% of natural sugar so they are the sweetest fruits.
- Figs are used as a fat substitute in recipes.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Abyad, Adriatic, Alma, Atreano, Bataglia, Black Bethlehem, Black Madeira, Black Mission, Brown Turkey, Sierra, Calimyrna, Kadota, Deanna, Figoin and Hardy Chicago Fig. It is not available in seedless variety.