I know they exist, but I have yet to find the names of any. Please comment if you know the names!
If you are researching, you’re looking for peppers that aren’t in the Solanaceae family.
What is the clue that makes you think they exist?
Pepper trees (as in peppercorns) are in a different family. But that’s not what you were thinking, I would guess.
Indeed, peppercorns are not nightshades.
I am thinking that non-nightshade peppers exist because I was in a restaurant that prepared a meal with my allergies in mind. The chef made a salsa with non-nightshade peppers, and I had no adverse effects. The search continues!
What kind of restaurant was it? The substitute peppers were red and otherwise indistinguishable from real peppers?
I know a fair bit about plants and I can’t think of anything that fits.
Ripe peppers have much lower levels of solanine than green ones. Maybe that could explain it?
Actually, the substitute peppers were green. It was in a salsa, so I didn’t see the non-nightshade pepper whole.
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