FDA advises washing avocados to prevent bacteria

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Guacamole lovers — listen up!

You may want to start washing those avocados before you eat them.

That’s the latest advice from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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.

In a new report released this month, the FDA said about one in every five avocados tested positive for a bacteria that can cause listeria.

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(This story was originally published on December 24, 2018)

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