From when the world was very different.
The tomato plant was probably not grown in England until the 1590s.
The tomato probably originated in the highlands of the west coast of South America.
As the story is told, it was Colonel Johnson who on September 26, 1820 once and for all proved tomatoes non-poisonous and safe for consumption.
"We knew an instance of a very severe case of dyspepsia, of ten years standing, cured by the use of the tomato."
Known for its tomato growth and production, the Mexican state of Sinaloa takes the tomato as its symbol.
The English word 'tomato' comes from the Aztec word, tomatl.