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Some cucumbers have a black component on their base, as shown in the picture above. Is this black stuff mold, or is it a natural part of the cucumber? Can the cucumber still be safely eaten if its base is black?

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    I have eaten them for years and I am live. – paparazzo Oct 11 at 9:28
  • @paparazzo so am I. If the cucumber looks and smells and tastes fine from inside, I'd eat it. – Ess Kay Oct 11 at 15:10

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