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Tomato ketchup was once sold as a medicine

Written by on February 17, 2022

In the 1830s, tomato ketchup was sold as a medicine, claiming to cure ailments like diarrhoea, indigestion, and jaundice.

Ketchup was sold as medicine for digestive disorders in the 1830s –  Factourism

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.

Tomato Ketchup Was Once Used as Medicine! Do You Know? - Kidpid


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