WTF Fun Fact – Medicinal Ketchup

During the early 1800’s, ketchup was made of fish or mushrooms in the US. Then in 1834, Dr. John Cooke Bennett added tomatoes to ketchup and claimed it cured diarrhea, indigestion, rheumatism and jaundice. Dr. Bennett went on to work with salesman Archibald Miles to sell it in pill form. – WTF Fun Facts

Source: Ketchup Was Once Used as Medicine (

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