Fun Facts about Tomatoes
Tomatoes trace back to the early Aztecs around 700 A.D. When this fruit was introduced to Europeans in the 16th century most thought the tomato was poisonous because the higher classes ate their food off of pewter. This metal has a high lead content and the acid in the tomatoes would cause the lead to leech out into the food even causing death to some people.
Poor people who used wooden plates did not have this problem. One important question has been is it a fruit or vegetable? You decide.
Tomato lovers will love some of the designs we have including in our Zazzle stores we even have a tomato shower curtain.....