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Posted on 25 January 2009 by

Keep Your Cats Away from Tomatoes!

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catBy Michelle Fabio

Once upon a time, people thought tomatoes were poisonous.

In fact, in America, we didn’t even start eating them until the late 1700s, making the tomato a relatively new addition to our dinner tables.

But just because we love them doesn’t mean our furry friends should be eating them as well.

Cats, in particular, can have extremely adverse reactions to tomato ingestion, and so, please keep tomatoes away from your kitties!

Although we know that tomatoes hold all kinds of great stuff, especially Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 12 June 2008 by

Deadly Tomatoes

By Kira Hamman

A few hundred years ago, people thought that tomatoes were poisonous.

Western people, that is, not the South Americans who had been eating them for several thousand years at that point.

Because tomatoes (along with potatoes, eggplant, and peppers, to name a few) belong to the Solanaceae family, which also includes plants like deadly nightshade, mandrake, and tobacco, it seems they suffered from guilt by association. And it’s true that tomato plants do bear a striking resemblance to some of those poisonous ones, so maybe people were wise to be cautious.

Nonetheless, Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 03 March 2008 by

Tomato Allergies: Part II

Tomato AllergyBy Michelle Fabio

In the first part of the Tomato Allergies series, we discussed how to identify and diagnosis a tomato allergy.

Now what if it turns out there is such a reaction to tomato products? What’s a tomato lover to do?

One option is to turn to Nomato products: tomato-free sauce, ketchup, barbecue, and salsa.

Nomato tomato-free products were born when a woman named Norine started “experimenting with various vegetables and seasonings” because her granddaughter Hannah was allergic to tomatoes and couldn’t so much as have Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 01 March 2008 by

Tomato Allergies: Part I

TomatoBy Michelle Fabio

If you’re reading this site it’s probably because you love tomatoes (although surely some tomato haters must have guilty pleasures too).

Sadly, though, some people cannot enjoy the tomato no matter how much they would like to because of a food allergy.

How do you know if you’re allergic to tomatoes?

Allergic reactions to tomatoes could include tingling of the lips or in the mouth or even a red, itchy rash. In extreme cases, anaphylactic shock, in which breathing becomes difficult, can occur–this of course requires immediate medical attention.

If you suspect a tomato allergy, you should Read the rest of this entry »


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