Edible nightshade is an erect short-lived perennial usually grown as an annual for the fresh leaves. The leaves contain protein, iron, vitamin A, and other minerals in much higher levels than European leafy vegetables such as cabbage.

Edible Nightshade


Young shoots and leaves are blanched, boiled or stir-fried, cooked with other vegetables or added to soups. Berries are bitter in taste and usually not eaten.