Butternut squash making my hands weird
September 23, 2007 4:00 PM Subscribe
After cutting up some butternut squash for soup, I noticed that the skin on my left hand became dry and tight. What's going on?
posted by pyjammy to food & drink (8 answers total)
No matter how much I wash my hand, it doesn't seem to alleviate the problem, so I don't think it's a residue. Lotion doesn't seem to help, either. I've noticed it before when cutting up butternut squash, but never thought too much about it. (It's not on my right hand, but I assume that's because I was holding it with my left hand and cutting with my right hand, so there wasn't as much contact.)
I can't really tell if it's making my skin peel or if it is just a really stubborn residue. Google searches have shown that some people have the same reaction, but no good explanation why.
I'm pretty sure this won't kill me, but it is kind of puzzling...anyone know what's going on?
Even if it does kill me, though, the soup is so good it'll be worth it.