Solanum per bundle
Solanum physalifolium, also known as hoe nightshade, Argentine nightshade, green nightshade, and hairy nightshade, is a species in the family Solanaceae (the nightshade family). It is native to Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile, but is now naturalized in many other parts of the world, including Australia, New Zealand, Europe, western Canada, and the northwestern United States.
Solanum physalifolium has been used for centuries by indigenous peoples of South America for its medicinal properties. It was first introduced to Europe in the 16th century by Spanish explorers. In the 19th century, it was introduced to North America as a food crop. However, it quickly became naturalized and is now considered a weed in many parts of the world.
Solanum physalifolium has a number of health benefits. It is a good source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as fiber and antioxidants. It has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and anti-diabetic properties. It can also help to improve gut health and reduce the risk of heart disease.
A 100-gram serving of Solanum physalifolium provides the following nutrients:
- Calories: 32
- Fat: 0.5 grams
- Carbohydrates: 7 grams
- Fiber: 2 grams
- Sugar: 2 grams
- Protein: 2 grams
- Vitamin A: 100% of the Daily Value (DV)
- Vitamin C: 15% of the DV
- Vitamin K: 10% of the DV
Solanum physalifolium can be eaten raw, cooked, or juiced. It is often used in salads, stir-fries, and soups. It can also be made into juice or tea.
How to store
Solanum physalifolium can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. It can also be frozen for up to 6 months.
Solanum physalifolium is generally safe to eat, but it can be toxic in large quantities. It is important to cook it thoroughly before eating, and to avoid eating the leaves and stems. Pregnant women and children should avoid eating Solanum physalifolium.