FDA Issues Warning About Avocados

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If guacamole is on your holiday menu, take note… The FDA has issued a new warning about avocados.

This warning may seem so obvious, after all we have always been told to wash fruits and vegetables before eating them. However, since we don’t eat the peel of an avocado, apparently many skip the washing part. But the FDA is saying that washing avocados is the only sure way to prevent bacteria and dirt from transferring from the peel to your knife while sharing this:

Approximiately one in every five avocados tested positive for a bacteria that can cause Listeria.
The FDA also says consumers should not just wash avocados, but should scrub all produce with a produce brush before drying it with a paper towel.

I have always struggled with how to tell if an avocado is over-ripe. This video not only shows us how to tell, but how to cut, slice and pit an avocado too… in less than 60 seconds! You are welcome!

If you are looking for a yummy quacamole recipe, here are several to choose from.


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Trish Corlew

Trish is one of the owners of Love These Recipes. She has been married to her best friend, David, for 21 years and they have three teen-aged sons (ages 18, 17 and 15). Trish is from the coast of North Carolina, but they now live in rural West Tennessee on a 40+ acre farm. Trish’s family is Messianic and they love studying the Scriptures, learning Hebrew and growing in their faith and walk daily. In her spare time, Trish loves to write, work in their garden and can regularly be found trying to learn something new, modeling that learning is indeed a life-long endeavor!

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