How to re­duce the bit­ter

The bit­ter­ness is caused by cur­cur­bitacins and can be re­moved by blanch­ing or de­gorg­ing us­ing salt.

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1) To blanch, cut in half, re­move seeds, and par­boil for a few min­utes; or 2) To de­gorge, make slits in fruit or cut into slices, re­move seeds, sprin­kle with salt and leave 10 min­utes be­fore squeez­ing out the juice and rins­ing.

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