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Why you should milk your cucumbers before eating them

This is not a euphemism: a viral video shows why you should milk your cucumbers before eating them

  • Cucumbers contain a substance called cucurbitacin, which causes a bitter taste, usually on the ends or close to the skin
  • TikTok user In fact, Perkfect’s video on how to remove the bitter taste has been watched millions of times
  • Chop off one end and rub it against the rest of the vegetable until a white foamy substance comes out
  • The substance must remove the bitterness

It is no secret that cows, sheep and goats can be milked. And Meet the Parents taught film visitors that cats can be milked, too.

But apparently it’s not just animals: cucumbers can also be ‘milked’, making the long green vegetable flavor less bitter.

In this case, the milk is not intended for drinking, but if you take it out of a cuke it may taste a lot better.

Better than it sounds: 'milking' a cucumber can make it taste less bitter

Better than it sounds: ‘milking’ a cucumber can make it taste less bitter

TIkTok user In fact, Perkfect shared a video last week about milking cucumber that has been watched a million times

TIkTok user In fact, Perkfect shared a video last week about milking cucumber that has been watched a million times

TIkTok user In fact, Perkfect shared a video last week about milking cucumber that has been watched a million times

The technique doesn’t seem to be widely known, even to frequent vegetarian eaters – but a TIkTok user helps spread the word.

The user passing by Actually Perkfect, shared a video last week about milking cucumber that has been watched a million times.

The woman, who is from New Orleans, explained that she had never heard of anything like it until she saw her sister-in-law doing it in Utah.

“I was like,” Excuse me? ‘, She said. “I know most of the little tricks I had never heard of.”

“I don’t know if you’ve ever had a cucumber that’s a little bitter, like it just doesn’t taste fresh. That’s because you have to milk your cucumbers, ”she said.

She demonstrated how to cut the edge of a cucumber and chop a piece from the end.

“Then you start rubbing it together in circular motions,” she explained, rubbing the chopped piece against the end of the rest of the cucumber.

How-to: She chops off one end and then rubs it against the rest of the vegetable until a white foam comes out

How-to: She chops off one end and then rubs it against the rest of the vegetable until a white foam comes out

How-to: She chops off one end and then rubs it against the rest of the vegetable until a white foam comes out

Why? Cucumbers contain a substance called cucurbitacin, which causes a bitter taste, usually on the ends or close to the skin

Why? Cucumbers contain a substance called cucurbitacin, which causes a bitter taste, usually on the ends or close to the skin

Why? Cucumbers contain a substance called cucurbitacin, which causes a bitter taste, usually on the ends or close to the skin

Immediately, a foamy white substance begins to emerge from the vegetable, which collects on the outside.

The woman points out that it resembles cheese and will come out of the cucumber when rubbed, taking the bitterness with it.

The technique has been around for a while.

According to LifeHackercucumbers contain a substance called cucurbitacin, which causes a bitter taste, usually on the ends or close to the skin.

Removing the skin can remove the bitterness, but the skin contains most of the vegetables’ nutrients.

To take it out without peeling, simply rub the chopped piece against the end until the foam no longer comes out.

Cucurbitacin can also be found in zucchini, melon, and pumpkin.

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