List of vegetables and fruits Solanaceae

Peppers (bell peppers) and tomatoes are members of the nightshade family. Save Medioimages / Photodisc / Photodisc / Getty Images

Fruits and vegetables belong to the nightshade family Solanaceae plants of the genus Solanum. This group of plants includes over 2,500 species that are widely used as food and medicine according to Encyclopedia Britannica. Some people have a sensitivity to the Solanaceae and can not fully digest. If you have this sensitivity, you can experience diarrhea, gas, bloating, nausea, joint pain, headaches and depression to eating.


Potatoes (potatoes) are part of the nightshade family. This includes varieties of white potatoes, red, yellow and blue skin. Yams and sweet potatoes are not Solanaceae according to the Weston A. Price Foundation. If you have sensitivity to the Solanaceae, you need to avoid foods made with potatoes, such as potato salad, fries and mashed potatoes. Also be sure to read the ingredients in all processed foods to avoid potatoes and potato starch.


Another member widely consumed of the family Solanaceae is tomato. Although the world of cooking refers to tomatoes as vegetables, scientifically they fall into the category of fruit. Away from raw tomatoes and also cooked in other preparations, such as tomato sauce and ketchup. Be sure to read the ingredient list of soups and seasonings, sauces, chutneys and marinades, because they often contain tomatoes.


All peppers belong to the family Solanaceae too. That includes bell peppers, jalapenos, habaneros, cayenne and paprika pepper. Paprika or paprika is a spice made with ground peppers and used in different cuisines. Be sure to read the labels and informs the waiters and cooks when you eat out to avoid them. Peppercorns (peppercorn) is not a member of the nightshade family even if the word "Pepper" in her name.


This plant purple figure in Italian, Thai and other cuisines, and although you need to avoid eating eggplant if you have a sensitivity to the Solanaceae, you can easily avoid dishes like eggplant parmigiana. If you order a meal that says it contains mixed vegetables, make sure you communicate that you can not eat eggplant and other Solanaceae. If you have questions avoid that food completely.


Tomatillos, other members of the nightshade family, are often found in Mexican cuisine. The fruit grows well in warm climates and is as wild in certain parts of Mexico, reported in Organic Gardening. Tomatillos have a papery husk and small lanterns hang like plant. When mature are pale yellow or purple and have a slightly citrus flavor. You usually find tomatillos in sauces such as salsa verde.

Goji berries and other berries

Small red berries red goji fall within the family Solanaceae. These slightly sweet berries, sometimes called wolfberries, are native to Asia. They can be eaten raw, dried or juice. Solanaceae are easy to avoid, but you must read the ingredient lists of all the juices, smoothies, teas and nutritional supplements to make sure they do not contain goji berries. Other fruits are blueberries Solanaceae include garden (garden huckleberries), ground cherries (ground cherries) and gooseberries (cape gooseberries), but not the currants (gooseberries) and blueberries (blueberries) normal.