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QUESTION:

Hi Chef,

There was an contestant on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire who said he was and expert on eggplant and he said that they contain nicotine is this true?

Thanks Linda

 

ANSWER

Hello Linda,

Tobacco, eggplant, potato, tomato, green pepper - these are all plants in the Solanaceae or nightshade family, and all contain nicotine.

Only the tobacco plant contains high quantities of nicotine - about 1/2% to 3% by weight.

Eggplant contains the highest quantity of nicotine in edible plants, but you would have to eat about 20 pounds of eggplant to equal the amount of nicotine in one cigarette.

Chef James, FoodReference.com

 

 

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