Am I the only one who didn't know this? I was reading a book called 'American tomato' and it mentions that 2 ounces of tomato leaves can kill an adult! I knew they were in the nightshade family--but had no clue they were poisonous!
Side note FYI, did you know that tomatoes are an America native? I thought they grew in Italy or Spain originally, because, geez, those cultures really embrace the mighty tomato. Also, the Puritans (who settled America originally) thought that the tomato was an
(because of it's sexy shape) and therefore a forbidden fruit?
And here I thought tomatoes had a boring history!