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Figs

Top 10 Romantic Foods

Cleopatra loved this fruit, considered by the Greeks to be more precious than gold

Treats for a Temptress

Said to be Cleopatra's favorite food, the sweet, purple fruits are sexy in both appearance and texture. For obvious reasons, they've been a synonym in erotic literature for female sexual organs. To the ancient Greeks, they were "more precious than gold" and many cultures associated figs with fertility.

 

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