If you’ve ever eaten a fig, you might be surprised to learn that they are not a fruit, they’re actually inverted flowers.

What even more surprising is how they are pollinated. Fig wasps.

Here’s the catch – in order for a fig to mature, a fig wasp has to die inside and be consumed whole by each one. No exceptions.

I’ll say that again: every fig you’ve ever eaten has, in fact, consumed a fig wasp to reach your table.

I’m posting the article I got all this from in our story if you don’t believe me.