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Black Nightshade - Manathakkali NEW FOR 2019

Solanum nigrum -  edible strain

The ripe berries and cooked leaves of this edible strain of black nightshade are used as food in Tamil Nadu.

The thoroughly boiled leaves  are used like spinach. The ripe black berries are described as sweet and salty, with hints of liquorice and melon.

It is nutritious containing high levels of Vitamin C, as well as niacin, riboflavin, calcium, phosphorus, and iron. It is also used in herbal medicine, the leaves and berries can be eaten as a treatment for ulcers. 

The leaves are also eaten in Greece, and Turkey and Indonesia, and the berries are turned into jam in South Africa.

Related to Peppers,Tomatoes and Eggplant, in Kannada it is known as kakki soppu, in Telugu Kamanchi chettu and in Hindi it is called Makoi.

 

 

 


SKU: 210
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