Nightshade Vegetables and Mulberry Leaf

Q. Is there any reason I should avoid nightshade vegetables?   A. Nightshades, plants in the Solanaceae family, include white potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, and sweet and hot peppers. While nightshade foods are rich in healthy antioxidants, they contain an alkaloid called solanine, a natural insect defense mechanism that’s concentrated mostly in leaves and stems. Given that […]


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