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Q.Cucumber Bitterness

Anonymous added on July 15, 2011 | Answered

I have heard that after you peel a cucumber or that when you handle them, like when slicing, they become bitter. The more you handle them, the more bitter they become. Is this true?

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Answered on July 16, 2011

As this is news to me, I would say this is merely a myth. Handling these vegetables does not make them bitter. However, there are many factors that do. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/cucumber/what-causes-bitter-cucumber.htm

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