The history of this great red vegetable

vegetableThe plant tomato was known in Europe after Hernan Cortes brought back from Mexico, the Aztecs as a gift for the king of Spain. A Muslim took it from Spain to Italy later, and that’s how, little by little, its cultivation spread to Europe … although, as plant ornamental, not as food.

Because of its intense color red , everyone thought their poisonous fruit until the late nineteenth century caused a famine in the absence of food, people began to use it … and so came the tomato in the kitchen .


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