Tomatidine is an aglycone commonly found in green tomatoes. Previous research suggests tomatidine and similar glycoalkaloids can inhibit the growth of cancer and promote the immune system. It has also been shown to act as an anti-inflammatory agent. Tomatoes are a part of the Solanaceae family and we decided to investigate to see if another member of that family also has the presence of tomatidine. We chose the Cubanelle peppers to be our subject of study because peppers are a common food and are closely related to green tomatoes.
Schultz, Sadie; Burkholder, Madeleine; Chang, Han; and Huffman, Sydney, "Extraction and Identification of Tomatidine in Cubanelle Peppers" (2018). Chemistry Student Scholarship. 1.