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by 0 · July 27, 2014 at 03:22 PM

I'm looking for things to do with all the peppers I've picked up at the farmer's market, but can't seem to find any recipes without white sugar. I have banana peppers right now, but would love recipes using other peppers too or even green beans,... (more)

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RedCricket 0 · July 27, 2014 at 03:22 PM

@RawriaMark Bittman has a good recipe for pickles that uses salt and dill, no vinegar or white sugar. I tried it and it was delicious. Can be used for cucumbers or other veggies.http://markbittman.com/fridge-pickles-your-way/ (more)

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by 560 · November 22, 2013 at 12:21 AM

I see so much controversy over it. I tried to do some quick research and answer my own question but figured some knowledgable paleohackers could provide a synthesis of the pros and cons, the goods and bads, the silly and sound arguments, and... (more)

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raydawg 0 · November 20, 2013 at 12:40 PM

I find some are ok (tomato) and others seem to cause issues (eggplant, bellpeppers). It's an individual response. Test yourself with an elimination and reintroduction, and see how it works. Typically they seem to agravate joint issues.

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by 98 · August 17, 2013 at 01:30 AM

It is already known that nightshades contain potent toxins such as glycoalkaloids (solanine, capsaicin, etc.). However, these toxins for most people are relatively benign, and with proper preparation, can be part of a healthy Paleo diet when... (more)

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CDone 0 · August 17, 2013 at 01:30 AM

The VAST majority of green peppers you get in the store are Permagreen Peppers. This is a specific species of sweet pepper that was cultivated to stay green. These peppers have reached full maturity and are not "unripe red ones". You can tell... (more)

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by 10 · May 16, 2013 at 01:56 PM

I cut open a yellow pepper today and found a little green knob inside. Is this some sort of baby pepper? Nutritionally, it looked harmless, but I've never encountered one before. I feel like I've opened a Tootsie Roll and found the star. Does... (more)

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TB_1 0 · May 16, 2013 at 01:56 PM

It's called an "internal proliferation" and it's harmless and even safe to eat. It's not common, but chefs and people who use a lot of peppers in cooking find them occasionally. (more)

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by 10 · February 08, 2013 at 06:25 PM

I really have been wanting to use different peppers and chilies excluding bell peppers but I cannot find any peppers or chilies not including bell peppers organic. I read that bell peppers are one of the worst to buy non organic so are peppers and... (more)

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Lauren_31 0 · February 08, 2013 at 06:25 PM

A lot of ethnic food stores carry a larger variety of dried peppers. Even spice stores are worth checking out, and any stores specializing in asian, or middle eastern cooking should have them. If you cook them slowly on low heat in something fatty... (more)

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by 4113 · August 06, 2012 at 12:26 AM

I've been growing quite a variety of peppers this year. The hottest is the Tabasco variety, which oddly grows straight up. Its even hotter due to the hot weather we have been having here. I did a very stupid thing today, and bit tiny piece off the... (more)

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greymouser 0 · August 05, 2012 at 05:16 PM

The tip of any pepper will have the least concentration of capsaicin - eating the whole thing would've been a worse experience for you! Contrary to popular myth, the seeds have zero capsaicin; however the white pith (that the seeds are connected... (more)

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by 35 · June 26, 2012 at 03:00 PM

If a primary reason for not eating grains/gluten is due to inflammation (grains have a chemical defense mechanism and all that), why are spicy foods like jalapeno peppers OK to eat? Don't they have similar biological defense mechanisms? I've read... (more)

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Justin_M_ 0 · June 25, 2012 at 04:58 PM

Correction: that's a hypothesis, not a fact. Anyway, the only way to know for sure is to experiment on yourself. Do you feel better when you cut nightshades out of your diet? It's true that peppers do have a bit more defenses than other plants,... (more)

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by 4113 · June 21, 2012 at 01:22 AM

This is my second year growing peppers (night shade type). Hot peppers are nice since the local animals generaly don't want to eat them. However sweet peppers is a different story. A local gardner suggested spraying dilluted palm of olive soap on... (more)

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John_Sorrentino 0 · May 09, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Not sure but I doubt it. I grow my hot peppers on the perimeter of my garden with the sweet peppers inside of them. I them place rid-all or other deer type spray around them, not on them. It seems to work.

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by 125 · December 21, 2011 at 03:20 AM

Up until recently i'd never had an allergic reaction to anything in my life. Then, after fasting for ~16 hours or so, i ate some alpine strawberries from my garden. I got a horrible itchy red rash around my mouth that lasted two or three... (more)

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AndyM 0 · December 21, 2011 at 02:15 AM

Well it seems your solution is to avoid eating strawberries for breakfast, or try it again and see if you have the same reaction.

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by 10194 · April 11, 2013 at 03:05 AM

From: http://paleodiet.com/definition.htm Also avoiding nightshade vegetables, the Solanaceae family. All, except for eggplant (from Asia), are from the New World (tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, tobacco). Nightshades are often rich in alkaloids,... (more)

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Alex 0 · February 15, 2010 at 03:05 AM

Back in the mid-90s, I developed a very painful inflammation in my joints and tendons that would come and go in different areas of the body. I never did get a definite diagnosis for it, but after reading about arthritis and nightshades, I decided... (more)