[NAFEX] Pears & "Black Hands"
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Sun Nov 14 13:26:40 EST 2010
On 10/27/2010 11:31 AM, nottke1 wrote:
> A friend of mine processed a bushel of pears (old timey hard pears)
after they sat in his garage for a week and softened a bit. After about
an hour of peeling/paring his hands gradually turned black, like a mild
case of Black Walnut blackening. The blackening disappeared over a 3
> Has anyone else had this experience?
> I have peeled and cored a couple dozen pears at one sitting many times and not noticed any skin discoloration.
> Jim Nottke, z7 NC
I remember many times, 3 and 4 decades ago, my mother in the kitchen
cutting up a large quantity of apples. When she was done, her hands were
quite dark, especially the fingers. I assume this is a similar thing.
I also remember her scrubbing her hands with bleach to make it go away.
Especially if it was a Saturday, because she didn't want to go to church
the next morning with black hands.
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