If you ever see a vendor selling beautiful, large fig leaves, buy them. It is easy to spot them, as the leaves are clear, lively green with thick veins and prominent stem. These leaves are edible and offer exceptional health benefits when consumed. However, most of us aren’t aware of them, because they aren’t used as much as they should be. We think it is all about wrapping fish in them or keeping the steam-cooked food moist. But, in reality, there are many other uses of fig leaves. From treating diabetes to high blood pressure, we can do anything. In case you are interested in them and determined to eat them, dry them first and turn them into powder. You can use that powder as a topping on your dishes.
There are over 700 varieties of Fig trees. Most of them are adapted to a wide range of climates and soil types. A mature tree can encounter much colder atmospheres, but a small tree is sensitive to freeze. Therefore, it needs special care until all the hazards of cold past.