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March 14th, 2007

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02:44 am - Nightshades?

i have some confusion on nightshades, because the lists on different sites don't match up. some say blueberries, others say peppers (which would be sad, considering the latter helps with my arthritis).

any clues as to what to look for in a particular food, so's i'm not bound by eternal wonder? thanks in advance for your 2 cents.

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Date:March 14th, 2007 10:37 am (UTC)
Nightshades are a family of plants - Solanaceae according to Wikipedia. So you can look up the full Latin classification of any food plant you're interrested in - Wikipedia lists them on the entry for each plant - and it should tell you. Offhand I know potatoes and tomatoes are nightshades, also peppers and aubergines according to a quick Google, although people in the West have been eating aubergines a lot longer than any of the other nightshades. Blueberries are nothing to do with them, though.
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Date:March 15th, 2007 02:09 am (UTC)
thanks for the suggestion, just to be safe i probably should check each plant for that family on wiki.

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