18th November 2019


Is garlic a nightshade?

2 Answers. The confusion may be that people who are sensitive to nightshades may ALSO be sensitive to garlic. According to WHFoods, the nightshade family includes, "Potatoes, tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, tomatillos, tamarios, pepinos, pimentos, paprika, and cayenne peppers," among many others.

Likewise, is Batata a nightshade?

Although the sweet potato, whose scientific name is Ipomoea batatas, belongs to the same plant order as the nightshades (Polemoniales), it does not belong to the Solanaceae family found in this order, but to a different plant family called Convolvulaceae.

What foods are in the nightshade family?

Meet the Nightshade (Solanaceae) Family:
  • Tomatoes.
  • Tomatillos.
  • Eggplant.
  • Potatoes.
  • Goji Berries.
  • Tobacco.
  • Peppers (bell peppers, chili peppers, paprika, tamales, tomatillos, pimentos, cayenne, etc)

Is banana pepper a nightshade?

Banana Peppers and Paleo Autoimmune Protocol. Like all peppers, though, the banana pepper is a member of the nightshade family. While a Paleo lifestyle does not prohibit the consumption of nightshades, they do cause problems for some people.