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When fast-growing fruit form,When fast-growing fruit form, like Zucchini, the plant literally forces juices into the fruit. When the fruit is picked, the fruit still contains liquid under pressure, and will "leak" at any cut part for a short while. So just put the cut ends over a plate or a tissue for a minute or two.

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