Is Tomato good or bad?….some of the best tomato I have tasted was in Greece, the secret is brackish water.
Tomato Alkaloids are nitrogenous organic substances that are produced by plants as a secondary metabolite and which have an intense physiological action on animals even at low doses. Solanaceae are known for having a diverse range of Alkaloids.
Solanine is toxic glycoalkaloid with a bitter taste. It is formed by the alkaloid solanidine with a carbohydrate side chain. It is found in leaves, fruit and tubers of various solanaceas such as the potato and the tomato. It is thought that its production is an adaptive defence strategy against herbivores.
Oh well – I still enjoy my nightshades and I cannot see giving them up!