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Member of the nightshade family of plants
Native to South America, had moved up to Central America and Mexico by the time European explorers arrived in the
New World
Brought back to Spain from Mexico but not used much immediately before Columbus it was believed to be poisonous -viewed as an
ornamental plant largely until18th century .now a staple in much Italian cooking
Americans didn't even eat them much until mid-19th century also before Columbus of nightshade fears

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