Did you know that tomatoes are part of the deadly nightshade family?
The Spanish brought them to Europe from South America in the sixteenth century.
Like belladonna and deadly nightshade, the vegetable leaves and roots are poisonous.
Used first as an ornamental plant. It took until the twentieth century before being widely used as a food source.
Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C and are an essential ingredient for many recipes.
There are French claims that tomatoes, pomme d’amour (love apple), is an aphrodisiac.