FDA: Wash your avocados before eating them

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(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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