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Gilbert Fritz

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Toxins in squash
« on: 2018-11-07, 10:12:57 AM »
Since I'm doing some breeding with wild squash family plants, I've got a question about toxins. I know cucurbitacins are bitter, and thus can be detected and eliminated easily. Are there other, less noticeable toxins to worry about in squash? 

Is this article substantially correct? I'd have to wonder why the people described in it who got poisoned ate the bitter curbits! Then again, I've found that there's an odd idea floating around that bitter things are good for you; which is true in some cases, but could lead to trouble.
https://www.wellandgood.com/good-food/toxic-squash-syndrome-hair-loss-nausea/

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Re: Toxins in squash
« Reply #1 on: 2018-11-07, 10:15:39 AM »