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#21 Igorina

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Posted 24 August 2020 - 02:38 PM

For some reason my stomach cant digest them properly. Warning for too much information now but if I eat cucumber I burp that cucumber-taste for hours afterwards, it is crazy!!! 

When I eat just one bite of cucumber I burp all day afterwards. My mom has the same problem, she says it's the seeds.

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Posted 24 August 2020 - 03:59 PM

When I eat just one bite of cucumber I burp all day afterwards. My mom has the same problem, she says it's the seeds.

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Posted 25 August 2020 - 03:58 AM

Oh!!! Thank you so much for this!!!
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Thank you.

I suggest trying the following and see if it reduces the amount of burps.

-wash and dry your cucumber

-chop the ends off (slice one cm away from the ends)

-rub the ends you chopped off against the cut until you see a white foam form. Rinse off the foam from both the cucumber and the chopped end and repeat the rubbing until no more foam forms.

This milky sap is where most of the burp inducing bitterness is. Rubbing the parts together draws it out (to an extent).

-throw away the ends you chopped off and rinse the ends of your cucumber

-get a peeler and take the skin of the cucumber

-scoop out the seeds

-you are now left with peeled cucumber boats. It should be at this point less burp inducing but you can take it a step further

 

-slice your cucumber into thin slices

-spread them out onto a plate

-sprinkle an amount of salt onto them to your liking

-wait 30 minutes

-throw away the water that has come out

-now you can choose to rinse the salt off or eat them with the salt still on.

 

It's an interesting experiment to try an untreated cucumber next to a cucumber slice that has been salted and rinsed. You will probably notice the salted and rinsed cucumber slice is less bitter.

 

Or simply buy asian cucumbers and they have significantly less burp inducing cucurbitacin to begin with.


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Posted 25 August 2020 - 08:17 AM

Thank you.

I suggest trying the following and see if it reduces the amount of burps.

-wash and dry your cucumber

-chop the ends off (slice one cm away from the ends)

-rub the ends you chopped off against the cut until you see a white foam form. Rinse off the foam from both the cucumber and the chopped end and repeat the rubbing until no more foam forms.

This milky sap is where most of the burp inducing bitterness is. Rubbing the parts together draws it out (to an extent).

-throw away the ends you chopped off and rinse the ends of your cucumber

-get a peeler and take the skin of the cucumber

-scoop out the seeds

-you are now left with peeled cucumber boats. It should be at this point less burp inducing but you can take it a step further

 

-slice your cucumber into thin slices

-spread them out onto a plate

-sprinkle an amount of salt onto them to your liking

-wait 30 minutes

-throw away the water that has come out

-now you can choose to rinse the salt off or eat them with the salt still on.

 

It's an interesting experiment to try an untreated cucumber next to a cucumber slice that has been salted and rinsed. You will probably notice the salted and rinsed cucumber slice is less bitter.

 

Or simply buy asian cucumbers and they have significantly less burp inducing cucurbitacin to begin with.

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Posted 25 August 2020 - 09:36 AM

Thank you.

I suggest trying the following and see if it reduces the amount of burps.

-wash and dry your cucumber

-chop the ends off (slice one cm away from the ends)

-rub the ends you chopped off against the cut until you see a white foam form. Rinse off the foam from both the cucumber and the chopped end and repeat the rubbing until no more foam forms.

This milky sap is where most of the burp inducing bitterness is. Rubbing the parts together draws it out (to an extent).

-throw away the ends you chopped off and rinse the ends of your cucumber

-get a peeler and take the skin of the cucumber

-scoop out the seeds

-you are now left with peeled cucumber boats. It should be at this point less burp inducing but you can take it a step further

 

-slice your cucumber into thin slices

-spread them out onto a plate

-sprinkle an amount of salt onto them to your liking

-wait 30 minutes

-throw away the water that has come out

-now you can choose to rinse the salt off or eat them with the salt still on.

 

It's an interesting experiment to try an untreated cucumber next to a cucumber slice that has been salted and rinsed. You will probably notice the salted and rinsed cucumber slice is less bitter.

 

Or simply buy asian cucumbers and they have significantly less burp inducing cucurbitacin to begin with.

that's kinda fascinating...thank you for the info!


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Posted 25 August 2020 - 10:38 AM

Put them in a smoothie.  

 

I make one that is kale, cucumber, cilantro, lemon juice, and kefir (it was recommended by a nutritionist specifically for skin health)


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Posted 26 August 2020 - 01:23 AM

I can't do cucumbers alone personally - it isn't as satisfying so Ill usually do a little balsamic or salt with them. If you don't like cucumbers tho I'd just find a different low cal veggie you actually enjoy. Some of my favs are carrots, melon, snap peas


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Posted 27 August 2020 - 08:41 AM

I've only ever liked garden cucumbers. The ones from stores taste like watery dirt to me. I've tried to like them, but the only time I do is fresh-picked, peeled/sliced and salted. (I'm not snobby, I promise, its only cucumbers that I think taste different)
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Posted 29 November 2020 - 05:33 AM

god I hate cucumbers. there is literally nothing that I can do to like them but they're good low cal snacks -- how does everyone make them taste good????

try other veggies, or roasted veggies, or adding dips/sauces/spreads/seasonings to them (mustard, hummus, etc)


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Posted 03 December 2020 - 01:27 AM

Salt and red chili powder


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Posted 10 December 2020 - 10:47 AM

I really looooove eating cucumbers with lemon juice, salt and hot sauce!!
If there's Tajin i definitely add that.
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Posted 16 December 2020 - 07:19 AM

Try sautéed cukes! They become so much more sweet and the flavour is much milder. Like a cooked zucchini. A little vinegar and chilli dressing on the side *chefs kisses *
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Posted 17 December 2020 - 02:34 PM

My meals in high school used to just be a cucumber with lemon pepper. Sooooo goooooddd

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Posted 21 December 2020 - 05:13 AM

I don't know if anyone told you, but there is a gene that makes certain people perceive cucumbers as bitter. Maybe you're that kind of person and won't like them no matter what

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Posted 29 December 2020 - 11:32 AM

Tajin is good, or some low-cal/vegan cream cheese with everything bagel seasoning 🤤

Edit: oh also if you like spicy, there are some bomb recipes for Korean cucumber salad
https://www.maangchi...ecipe/oi-muchim
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Posted 03 January 2021 - 09:54 AM

For some reason my stomach cant digest them properly. Warning for too much information now but if I eat cucumber I burp that cucumber-taste for hours afterwards, it is crazy!!!

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, they are insanely “cooling”. Whereas strong digestion is referred to as “digestive fire”. It’s early morning on a Sunday so I’m afraid I’m not explaining it well but you can look it up if you care to. I’m no TCM practitioner but I’ve dabbled as a hobby.
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Posted 04 January 2021 - 01:11 PM

I just spray them with lemon juice/apple cider vinegar and put some tajin or cayenne pepper on it and its pretty good.



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Posted 18 January 2021 - 05:51 AM

Dip in hummus :) or maybe try carrot? I chop a carrot into loads of sticks and use mustard which is low cal

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Posted 18 January 2021 - 06:11 AM

add hummus and roasted red peppers. 

I mean they're not low cal that way any more, but they're delicious. 


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Posted 18 January 2021 - 09:36 AM

I literally just chop em up and sprinkle salt and black pepper over them and call it all good


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