“A judge from Málaga complained about the diet his doctor had prescribed, which the local figs were not allowed. This was related as follows by al-Himyari in the 14th century:
¡Oh, figs from Málaga … Greetings!
Ships come to this city for you.
My doctor insists I must not eat you during my illness,
Why does the doctor prevent this that is essential to my life?”
From the book “El enigma del agua en al-Andalus”, by Cherif Abderrahman Jah. Published by Lunwerg