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Default Courgette/Zucchini toxicity... who knew?

On 9/12/2015 10:05 AM, Janet B wrote:
On Sat, 12 Sep 2015 07:54:41 +1000, Jeus wrote:

On Wed, 09 Sep 2015 18:44:34 -0400, jmcquown

On 9/6/2015 9:20 PM, Jeus wrote:
Courgette stew kills pensioner in Heidelberg

The widow of a 79-year-old man killed by a courgette stew in southern
Germany this week has described the fatal meal that led to her
husband's death.

Who knew? I still don't know. I don't live in Germany.

I don't think Germany has much to do with it.

courgettes/zucchinii I've been cooking for 35 years haven't killed me
yet. Nope, I don't and can't have have a garden. I buy them from local
farmers. I'm still alive.

Yep, me too... I *have* eaten some quite bitter pickling cucumbers at
times. Anyway, I never knew that bitter taste was in fact a toxin

Courgettes are not of the cucumber family. It used to be that
cucumbers could be very bitter but hybridization has taken care of
that issue.
Janet US

Mmmm hmmm...


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