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Q.Are Pepper Leaves Safe To Eat Raw?

Zone zone 7 | Anonymous added on June 27, 2023 | Answered

I grow mild peppers and prune lots of leaves to let sunshine get to the fruits. Rather than just composting, is it safe to use the leaves in a salad? If you can point me to a reliable authority on this topic, that’s ideal.

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Answered on June 28, 2023

I saw several references that said the leaves would need to be cooked to eradicate any toxicity. Here is one:


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