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Nasty film on my hands after cutting butternut squash

Thanks! That's good to know. I posted elsewhere that using coconut oil on my hand before bed seemed to have it cleared by morning.

I will happily eat my cukes. Kudos to you for your organic growing. I usually buy only organics.



Nasty film on my hands after cutting butternut squash

Interesting. But the strange thing is that my film only formed where I touched the actual peel...

Butternut Squash residue on hands solution

Coconut oil seemed to help my residue. My issue was peeling cucumbers bought at a local farmer's market.

Nasty film on my hands after cutting butternut squash

This happened to me! And this was the only hit I got on my search. My experience involved peeling cucumbers (small, pickling kind) that I did not get put up in time. I bought them at a farmers market in Grand Prairie, Texas, near Dallas. When asking the farmer (as an afterthought, actually) if he sprayed, regarding his tomatoes, he answered, "We haven't had to spray the tomatoes yet."

My thought was that maybe this was some sort of chemical issue, because my residue had a bit of an odor to that effect. The residue was exactly in the areas of my left hand (I am right-handed) where I held the cucumber as I peeled, so I assume the peel was the issue.

I (also) scrubbed and tried all sorts of things, to no avail, but my husband recommended putting some coconut oil on it to possibly soften my skin. I did that just before bed, and in the morning, the residue was gone.

Not sure I want to eat these cukes, though.

I would be interested in any thoughts anyone has.


Stephanie in Ennis, Texas