Fun Fact: Ketchup was once sold as medicine

Hard to believe but in the 1830s, tomato ketchup was sold as a medicine, claiming to cure ailments like diarrhea, indigestion, and jaundice. The idea was proposed by Dr. John Cook Bennett, who later sold the recipe in the form of ‘tomato pills’. As numerous people began to sell ketchup as a medicine, the market reportedly collapsed in the 1850s.


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