Abstract: The Australian Bush Tomato (Solanum centrale J.M. Black) has long been a part of the tradition of the Indigenous people of Australia. It is being used as food and recently has found additional use in the food industry as a condiment. However, one of the concerns for its potential commercialisation is the suspected presence of poisonous alkaloids, solanidine and its glycosides. The toxicity associated with these alkaloids could severely compromise its food safety and thus, there is an urgent need to develop methods to confirm unequivocally the presence or absence of the solanidines in the Australian Bush Tomato.
Notes: Plant business project