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.

Categories: Substitutions

4 Responses so far.

  1. Rob says:

    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.

    • admin says:

      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! 🙂

  2. Rob says:

    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?

    • admin says:

      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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