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Scientific Name: Solanum nigrum specie

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Solanum nigrum specie


  • Annual
  • An unusual Solanum that bears clusters of brilliant orange berries when ripe.

Culinary Uses

  • The edible fruits taste like a cherry tomato and is mildly sweet.
  • Caution - only ripe fruits from Solanum species are edible.
  • The young, edible leaves must be thoroughly boiled and have a strong, slightly bitter flavour - used in many cuisines, especially Chinese, Indian, African, Greek and Indonesian.

Parts Used

  • The fruit and leaves.
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