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Morning Start: Why were tomatoes the most feared fruit in eighteenth century Europe?

Your morning start for Wednesday, March, 4

You may not like them even now, but in the 1700s tomatoes weren’t just something to be picky over – they were outright deadly (in a way).

Fun Fact of the day: Why were tomatoes the most feared fruit in eighteenth century Europe?

The tomatoes themselves were of course not poisonous, the plates of that era were. Around the 1700s pewter was used to make tankards, jewelry, various ornamental items and plates. The pewter was made of tin and a good deal of lead, which, when broken down by the acidity of a tomato, would be ingested and the consumer would develop lead poisoning.

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