Avocados are a delicious, nutritious and very popular right now! Learn some quick tips and tricks to help you make the most of your avocado. Watch our quick video and then get cooking with your new skills!
There is no doubt that avocados are delicious and nutritious but did you know that they also have to be prepped or stored correctly to reduce our risk of illness? Here are some food safety tips when eating an avocado!
- Before cutting into an avocado make sure to thoroughly wash the outside to avoid foodborne illnesses.
- Use a separate cutting board for produce and raw meats, poultry, or seafood to prevent cross-contamination.
- Promptly consuming fresh avocado after cutting and discarding the avocado skin may further reduce the risk of illness.
- Limit the amount of surface area exposed to air when storing avocados. Place them in airtight containers and/or seal tightly in clear plastic wrap.
Adding avocados to your meal can provide additional nutrients such as potassium, fiber, and heart-healthy fats!
Check out the Path to the Plate website for more info on avocados and adding them to your diet.