Nightshade Vegetables – A List

[Last Update = 09/27/2020] 

This post lists the vegetables, fruits and other foods considered to be in the category of NIGHTSHADE .  This LIST is a WORK IN PROGRESS and by no means a complete list. 

(NOTE: as with any boxing of things, these two lists may change as time goes by. )

I invite you to send any additional foods that should be included with this list.

These are the common nightshades…

  • Tomatoes (all varieties, and tomato products like marinara, ketchup, etc.)
  • Tomatillos
  • Potatoes (white and red potatoes. However, sweet potatoes are not nightshades.)
  • Eggplant
  • All peppers (bell peppers, jalapeno, chili peppers, and hot peppers)
  • Red spices (curry powder, chili powder, cayenne powder, red pepper)
  • Paprika
  • Pimentos
  • Tobacco
  • Goji berries
  • Ground cherries (different from regular cherries)
  • Ashwagandha

Foods NOT considered part of the family of nightshade:

  • Zucchini
  • Sweet potato
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Black pepper
  • Sweet Potatoes