Posted: 04/12/2014 at 18:37
What an interesting thread - didn't see it when it was first started in the summer.
I really like courgettes and usually grow a couple of different varieties. I had never heard of this problem - so thank you for the heads-up
I know they always used to say that you should salt courgettes & aubergines before cooking them to draw out the bitter juices, but I don't find it is necessary to do this with modern strains. I wonder if the 'bitter' juices they were drawing off would have contained the chemicals which cause the unpleasant side effects?
Not nice - but it is nice to learn something new