Food Storage & SkillsHow To Remove The Bitter Taste In Cucumbers

How To Remove The Bitter Taste In Cucumbers

How to remove the bitter taste from cucumbers can be done in a simple manner. Despite being healthy snack, cucumbers are often known to have a bitter taste.

How To Remove The Bitter Taste In Cucumbers

Even after making a careful selection from the farmer’s market, you can still end up with that bitter taste in your mouth.

Apart from removing the dark green skin from the cucumbers which is a great way of losing essential nutrients there is another super easy way of getting rid of the bitterness in cucumbers.

To do so, follow the steps below:

– Wash your cucumbers thoroughly

– Locate both ends of the stem and blossom and cut out a small piece (about half an inch) off.

– Take one piece and place it back to its place and start rubbing the flat ends together

– You will soon notice the release of a white foamy substance

– Continue, don’t stop until the production and release of fresh foam has stopped.

– The same process should be repeated on the opposite end, after which you wash it off.

– Your cucumber is ready to eat

While some think that this process of rubbing two ends of a cucumber together is simply an old folk tale that is unrelated to science, others think it to be an effective means of drawing out the bitter substance – cucurbitacins from the cucumber.

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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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