FDA: Wash your avocados before eating them


CHICAGO, IL – DECEMBER 13: Avocados are offered for sale at a Target store on December 13, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Target announced today it will acquire Shipt, a same-day delivery company, for $550 million. The retailer said the purchase will allow customers to receive same-day delivery of merchandise from about half of all Target […]

(WTNH) — Guacamole lovers, listen up – you may want to start washing avocados before you eat them.

That’s the latest advice from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. While the recommendation may seem odd considering we don’t even eat the peel of an avocado, the FDA says it’s the only sure way to prevent bacteria and dirt from transferring from the peel to your knife to the insides that we do eat. 

Just like with any other store-bought item like fruits and vegetables, it’s also a good idea to wash them before you eat them. 

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