Tomatoes originated from the Americas. They were not immediately grown in Britain as the climate was too cold and the vegetable was believed to provide little nourishment. Tomatoes were quickly adopted around the Mediterranean in France, Italy and Spain. By the end of the eighteenth century, the vegetable had become popular in Britain, and was often eaten in soups or made into a ketchup.
Please note this information is research based on historic documents….and is not modern advice for health and wellness!