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# 夏日必備消暑聖品「愛玉」 全世界只有台灣有！外國友人來台必推：我們早已擁有的原來那麼珍貴！

⼀位網友在「Ptt 八卦板」發文分享愛⽟的吃法，像是加入糖⽔、檸檬和蜂蜜調味更有加分作⽤，吃起來⼗分美味，不過原po也指出，「愛⽟全世界只有台灣有產，好像是什麼愛⽟⼩蜂的關係，⾶不到其它國家就死了」，讓他相當震驚發文分享。文章⼀出網友也非常驚訝的直呼⻑知識，「真假！從⼩吃到⼤的東⻄竟然是臺灣特有」、「增加知識了，居然台灣 特有種，應該印在鈔票上」、「震撼彈！立刻買個⼀噸來吃」。台灣確實是愛⽟唯⼀的產地，由於種植愛⽟⼦的⽣態相當獨特，它的公果需仰賴有1億年歷史的膜⾚⽬愛⽟⼩蜂授粉，⽽愛⽟⼩蜂對環境極為敏感，稍有⼀點菸味或蚊香就⾜以致命，加上無法⾶越台灣海峽中線，才因此造就台灣成為愛⽟⼦唯⼀產地。

▼愛⽟仰賴愛⽟⼩蜂幫忙授粉

▼愛⽟英⽇語介紹影片 Aiyu (Jelly Fig)｜オーギョーゼリー｜愛⽟
Aiyu a kind of tree that belongs to the fig family, but only exist in Taiwan because of the symbiotic relations between Aiyu Je lly Fig and its fig wasps. Many people try to cultivate Aiyu in other countries but since Aiyu only grows its fruits with the help of its fig wasps, and the wasps can be only living in the tropical climate of Taiwan, with an organic environment, u ntil now Aiyu is still UNIQUE to Taiwan.It is a wonder and mystery of nature to see how the two grow together, and las t, be sure to get some Aiyu when you are in Taiwan!