Tomato fear

May 16, 2019

Fun Fact: In the late 1700s, many Europeans feared tomatoes, believing that they were poisonous (which obviously is not true). The fact is that many European aristocrats died from eating tomatoes off of pewter plates. These plates were high in lead content and responsible for deaths from lead poisoning.

In the late 1700s, many Europeans feared tomatoes, believing that they were poisonous (which obviously is not true). The fact is that many European aristocrats died from eating tomatoes off of pewter plates. These plates were high in lead content and responsible for deaths from lead poisoning.