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NIGHTSHADES (solanaceae)

NIGHTSHADES INFO
  • High in vitamins, protein, and fiber.

  • Can improve arthritis, inflammation, the immune system

  • Can protect against cardiovascular problems

cherry tomatoes
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Cherry Tomatoes

  • Edox, sun gold, sun peach

eggplant
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Eggplant

  • Italian, Asian, Calliope, fairy tale

  • High in fiber

  • Can lower risk of heart disease

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Ground cherry

  • High in vitamin A, vitamin C, niacin, riboflavin, and thiamin

  • Can improve vision and immune system

  • Can be eaten raw, added to salsa, baked into pies, made into jams

hot peppers

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Hot peppers

  • Jalapeno, habanero, cayenne, Thai chili, cherry, Hungarian wax, serrano, poblano

  • Can improve heartburn

paste tomatoes
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Paste tomatoes

  • San Marzano, Amish paste

potatoes
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Potatoes

  • Red, white, purple

  • High in fiber and potassium

slicing tomatoes
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Slicing tomatoes

  • Yellow heirloom, red heirloom, red and green slicing,        ox-heart

  • High in vitamin A and vitamin C

sweet peppers
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Sweet peppers

  • Red bell, orange bell, snacking, Italian fry

  • High in vitamin C

tomatillos
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Tomatillos

  • ​Contain vitamin C, vitamin K, and niacin

  • Cooking helps to subdue the strong flavor

  • Can be eaten raw in salads, roasted/grilled with meat, sautéed with eggs

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