Fig trees (Ficus carica) are mainly used to produce food. Figs are eaten fresh, stewed, cooked and are dried for use in bakery items. The seed oil is edible and acts as a lubricant. The tree leaves are fed to livestock and are also used as a source of perfume to create woodland scents. The latex in the plant is dried for cheese making.
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