Tomatoes were once considered poisonous

Tomatoes were once considered poisonous

For a while, people avoided eating anything from the nightshade family because they considered them deadly poisons. In addition to tomatoes, the family includes potatoes, eggplants and peppers. However, this belief was undermined when people ate these vegetables in desperation during a time of famine and nothing happened. Since then, tomatoes have been very popular.

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