Tomatoes on Trial

Tomatoes on Trial

Tomatoes were put “on trial” on June 28, 1820, in Salem, New Jersey. In front of a courthouse, Robert Johnson ate tomatoes in order to prove they weren’t poisonous. The crowd waited for him to die but he didn't. Before that everyone in America used to think tomatoes were poisonous, due to them being a member of the nightshade family.

Previous Fact Next Fact
Categories: FoodHistory

Latest FactRepublic Video

32 Incredible Easter Eggs You Missed in Harry Potter Movies