I fichi d’India are a plant that can generally reach 4-5 meters in height. It can be found around the Mediterranean. In history, it was born in Mexico and was then traded by the Aztecs. It was considered a sacred plant with important symbolic values.
The leaves have a conical shape and are full of thorns, in fact, you have to be careful not to touch them directly.

In the hot Sicilian summers, the flowers of prickly pears are transformed into fichi, and it is possible to collect them and eat them fresh.

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