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The History of the Tomato

The tomato history has origins tracing back to the early Aztecs around 700 AD.

Therefore, it is believed that the tomato is native to the Americas. It was not until the 16th century that the Europeans were introduced to this fruit by the early explorers that set sail to discover new lands. B

ritish admired the tomato for its beauty, but believe that it was poisonous, for most rich Europeans used pewter for their plates and silverware. The tomato, high in acid, leeched the lead out of the pewter, causing sickness and death. Poor people, who ate off of plates made of wood, did not have that prob...


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