While tomatoes are part of the nightshade family, tomato leaves have actually been found to be edible in small quantities. As of 2014, tomato plants are found on the poisonous list, but there is very little evidence that this is true.Know More
Tomato leaves have tomatine in them, which is actually found in a green tomato before it ripens. Fried green tomatoes are an iconic American food and are not considered a dangerous item to consume. In large quantities, the leaves can be toxic, however, so it is advisable not to regularly consume these leaves.
Tomatine has been found to lower LDL cholesterol and help fight cancer. Some ways to consume these leaves is to cook in tomato sauces, brew into teas, eat as fresh young leaves as greens and incorporate into pesto.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
Yes, raw zucchini is edible once the stem is trimmed. Many people use it in salads, dips, appetizers, vegetable platters and as a healthy snack.Full Answer >
Despite its fuzzy texture, peach skin is perfectly edible, and many people eat peaches without peeling. However, according to USDA sampling, peaches can be coated with as many as nine different pesticides before arriving at the grocery store. On the Consumers Union index of pesticide toxicity, peaches ranked highest.Full Answer >
The green tops of the radish plant are edible. They have a similar flavor to the radish root and can be eaten raw or cooked. Eating radish greens also helps reduce kitchen waste.Full Answer >
Most varieties of wild strawberries are edible, though some are not palatable. For instance, the Virginia wild strawberry, Fragaria virginiana, is an edible variety with good flavor, while the beach or coast variety of strawberry, Fragaria chiloensis, is not as tasty, though still edible.Full Answer >