NEW TOBACCO PLANT HAS NO NICOTINE (Feb, 1932)
NEW TOBACCO PLANT HAS NO NICOTINE
Tobacco minus nicotine is produced from the leaves of a remarkable plant raised in Germany. This botanical freak
is the reward of experiments conducted under the direction of the Ministry of National Economics, at a research institute established in the midst of the tobacco-growing fields of Pfalz. Although an extract from the leaves is virtually as harmless as drinking water, the “smokes” made from the plant are said to have all the flavor of ordinary tobacco.
An unexpected by-product of the experiment was the discovery that the leaves could also be used to prepare a succulent salad. As if that were not enough, the salad may be flavored with oil extracted from the same plant, according to Dr. Paul Konig, director of the institute.