Did you know that the nickname Cannibals Tomato is due to the fact that human flesh became more digestible when prepared with a sauce made of the fruit of Solanum viride?
Cannibals Tomato - Solanum viride
Solanum viride ( S. uporo, S. anthropophagorum) belongs to t he family of the
Solanaceae, the nightshades. It is an erect (but sometimes subscandent or
sprawling) shrub growing 1-3 metres tall. A form that has arisen out of cultivation
(cv. 'Anthropophagorum') is sometimes grown for its edible leaves and fruits. It is native to
Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, the Tuamotus and as far west as Hawai. It is also known as cannibal tomato or poro
poro. This ghoulish nickname is due to the fact that one says that human meat gets better digested when one eats a sauce made of S. uporo with the