It is absent from GIS and the other sources that I have looked at but I was not in much of a condition to read new info at the time I posted it. It took 7 attempts just to type that word. It has a nice price and the selection is looking really good right now.
There need to be more hours in a day, 18 hours of work per day is not enough to get everything done. But there are only 10 days until this quater is over.
Well here is why no one is talking about it: (All values from the USDA Nutrient Data Lab website)
According to the USDA for 100 grams of raw eggplant (Solanum malongena)
Ca = 9 (leave it to the government NOT to include units of anykind) P=25
That is, nominally, 3:1 Ca:P
The K (potassium) value is 230 oxalic acid .19g/100 g
reference point raw butternut squash @ 100 grams Ca = 48 P = 33 K = 325 oxalic acid = .02g/100g
Ig den lists it as toxic but this is only a list of common names and refers to no specific portion of the plant (e.g. potato plants are toxic but not the tuber, tomato leaves are toxic) and there is a cross list of eggplant under nightshades.
While I have never heard of nightshades and don't know if this listing is referring to the purple fruit or a different plant I will be keeping it out of Bob's diet, not just erring on the side of caution but also looking at the nutritional info.
Post by SurvivorSteph on Nov 11, 2004 20:37:31 GMT -8
Tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, and peppers are part of the solanaceous (nightshade) family. Many people have allergies to this family of plants, and they are apparently considered somewhat toxic. And that's about the sum total of my knowledge on the subject. ;D
Tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, and peppers are part of the solanaceous (nightshade) family
This I did not know. Before tonight I had not even heard of nightshade. I was thinking that it was a plant common to the south but did not think much of it. Sounds like this is one wdie spreading selection of plants and I bet that others members of it commonly appear on menus.