Friday, August 6, 2010
potato, petunia, aubergine (egg plant) and bell pepper. The nightshade plants contain a range of toxic alkaloids and are poisonous to human. The leaves of tomato, stems and unripe tomato contain a small amount of tomatine which is a toxin but ripe tomato is safe for consumption. The level of tomatine is quite low but the leaves can be toxic for dogs. People with rheumatoid arthritis should avoid eating produce from nightshade family because the solanine inside it can cause pain. Anyway, there are also lots of good nutrients in tomato like lycopene and are also beneficial in preventing prostate cancer.