Tomato ketchup was once sold as a medicine
Written by Roneel Narayan on February 17, 2022
In the 1830s, tomato ketchup was sold as a medicine, claiming to cure ailments like diarrhoea, indigestion, and jaundice.
The idea was proposed by Dr John Cook Bennett, who later sold the recipe in form of ‘tomato pills’. As numerous people began to sell ketchup as a medicine, the market reportedly collapsed in the 1850s.