Toxic Squash Or Zucchini Caused Vomiting, Diarrhea And Hair Loss
The Cause Was A High Level Of Substances Called Cucurbicatins
There have been a few reports of toxic squash or zucchini, which have caused nausea, diarrhea, and hair loss. The culprit is a group of substances called cucurbitacins. These have a bitter taste. So farmers try to grow plants without it, but cross-pollination can result in crops with very high levels. According to experts, the effect of hair was similar to chemotherapy drugs, which results in temporary hair loss. The excess concentration of this substance can be identified by a very bitter taste. On the other hand, squash or zucchini has high levels of vitamin A and other nutrients, so it is not a good idea to remove it from the diet. Additional information click here.