What are nightshade vegetables?
Nightshades are botanic plants from the Solanaceae family. Some are edible and some are not safe for consumption and can be poisonous. The belladonna plant is a sample of one of the deadly nightshades. Here is a list of the nightshades:
- Bell peppers
- Bush tomato
- gooseberry (also known as ground cherries—not to be confused with regular cherries)
- Garden huckleberry (not to be confused with regular huckleberries)
- Goji berries
- Hot peppers (examples chili peppers, jalapenos, red pepper, cayenne, etc.)
- Potatoes (white not sweet potatoes)
Tobacco which is found in cigarette and chewing tobacco are also considered nightshades.