Tomato - friendly fruit or fearsome fiend? - the REAL facts!
any fruit of the numerous cultivated varieties of Lycopersicon
esculentum, a plant of the nightshade family (Solanaceae); also, the fruit of L. pimpinelli
folium, the tiny currant tomato. Tomato plants are generally
much branched, spreading 60-180 cm (24-72 inches) and
recumbent when fruiting, but a few forms are compact and
upright. Leaves are more or less hairy, strongly odorous.
fruit (or vegetable to the ignorant) of the numerous cultivated
varieties of tomato, a plant of the nightshade family - the highly poisonous deadly nightshade is a relative.
Tomato plants are found every damn where, from patios
to palaces and produce a fruit. Red is the colour of a
tomato but also the shade most associated with blood and
death - coincidence? Tomatoes are a vital ingredient to
many basic foods - it should only ever be consumed when
processed i.e. Ketchup, soup, puree etc. In their pure
form inclusion in a sandwich a tomato slice will ruin
the bread and filling. Even removing all pieces (including those pips) of the red horror will render all snacks
are poisonous!* (*well a little bit)
tomato is closely related to the botanical genus Solanum,
to which belong many poisonous species.
One of the better known of these is belladonna, or deadly
nightshade, a plant similar in appearance to the tomato
and containing the substance atropine.
Unripe tomatoes do contain poisonous alkaloids that disappear
(so we are told) as the fruit matures.
For a long time tomatoes were not eaten by Europeans but
grown as ornamental plants and considered
fit only for wild animals;
hence the scientific name of Lycopersicon or "wolf
peach" given them by the 18th-century English
botanist John Hill.
tomato, as a member of the Nightshade family, contains
a bitter poisonous alkaloid called "Solanine".
Solanine is toxic to humans, but it requires a concentrated
amount to induce sickness.
But for a cat, on the other side, traces of Solanin,
like those found in just a 100g of cherry tomatoes,
can be fatal!
Scientific and Common Names:
Solanum spp Nightshades, Jerusalem cherry, Horse
nettle, Buffalo bur. All Fruits small; yellow, red,
or black when ripe; like tomatoes; Glycoalkaloid solanine
(leaves, shoots, unripe berries).
Symptoms:Acute hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, weakness,
excess salivation, dyspnea (rapid breathing), trembling,
progressive paralysis, prostration, death.
and health: the truth
Are Evil .com Article
Many advocates of the tomato will tell you of it's health
> tomatoes can reduce the risk of prostate cancer
> tomatoes contain lycopene
> tomatoes are good for the eyes
> lycopene helps women guard against cervical intra-epithelial
> lycopene is an inhibitor to heart disease
THE TRUTH however is this:
best food sources of lycopene (the good stuff) according
the Tomato Research Council are:
Tomato Sauce, Spaghetti Sauce, Ketchup; Tomato Soup,
Tomato Juice, Vegetable Juice, Minestrone Soup, Vegetable
Soup and Pink Grapefruit.
NOTE: the Tomato does NOT appear on this list raw, sliced
or otherwise. the health giving benefits of the accursed
fruit are only revealed when all resemblance to the
evil fruit has been eliminated.
Where would we be without ketchup?
NOT allow this abomination into your food, your fridges or your
How much more proof do you need?
|HEALTH FACT FILE:
parts of the plant are poisonous. A spray made from Tomato
leaves is an effective but very poisonous insecticide.
reported allergic manifestations to tomato include urticaria/angioedema,
dermatitis, perioral dermatitis, Oral Allergy Syndrome, rhinitis,
and abdominal pain. Tomato pollen may trigger rhinitis and/or
juice can cause reflux esophagitis (heartburn).
Greenhouse Tomato growers may suffer Occupational asthma due
to Red Spider Mites on the plants or an outbreak of the fungus
Verticillium albo-atrum in the crop.
Children have been severely poisoned from making a tea from
the leaves, and livestock have died from eating the foliage
The first ketchup recipe was printed in 1727 in Elizabeth
Smith's The Compleat Housewife, and called for anchovies,
shallots, vinegar, white wine, sweet spices (cloves, ginger,
mace, nutmeg), pepper, and lemon peel. Eighty-five years later
the first tomato ketchup recipe was published in Nova Scotia
by American ex-pat James Mease, which he often refers to as
'love apple' ketchup-he attempts to give it more cachet by
stating that this variation is influenced by French cooking,
although there is no proof of it.
(see tomato history facts)
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of the Earth's population who
DON'T LIKE TOMATOES.