TikTok avocado hack might breed deadly bacteria

A recent TikTok 'life hack' - widely shared on the social media platform – promises to give your avocados a longer lifespan. But health experts are urging people to take caution because the trick could actually be making you ill. They claim the hack is a breeding ground for deadly bacteria.

The hack tells people to submerge avocados in water, so they can be kept in the fridge for weeks at a time. However, IBS consultant dietitian Kirsten Jackson states: "Generally, this is not seen to be a huge risk. When you submerge the avocado into the water, it provides the ideal breeding ground for things like salmonella or listeria that were on the avocado skin to multiply rapidly."

"These pathogens not only stay on the skin of the avocado but also can move inside the fruit, which means when we eat them that would become very sick," she added.

Source: birminghammail.co.uk

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