Why Avocados Should Be Washed
A few years ago, many people only knew avocados from their vacation in distant countries. But today the popular fruits can also be found in almost every German supermarket. Avocados are generally very healthy, but if they are handled incorrectly, the superfood can also become a risk of illness.
Delicious and healthy fruits
Avocados have been growing in popularity for a long time. The fat-rich fruit is consumed neat on bread, as the main ingredient for guacamole or in a smoothie. Fresh avocados are not only extremely tasty, they are also very healthy. In addition to the healthy vegetable fats, the fruit contains numerous vitamins, minerals and secondary plant substances. Research shows that avocados can help lower cholesterol and are good for blood formation. In addition to the health benefits, there are also dangers - at least if the fruit is handled incorrectly.
Ban health risk
Most people know that fruits and vegetables always have to be washed thoroughly, but only a few people with avocados follow this advice. This quickly turns the supposed superfood into a health risk.
Avocados must always be washed before preparation, as experts from the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (USA) explain on their website.
It is best to clean the fruits with cold or lukewarm water and scrub them lightly. Bacteria and pesticides frolic on the chunky skin of the fruit, which can get into the flesh when cut with a knife.
Do not forget to wash your hands after preparation. This avoids the transfer of harmful substances and eliminates the health risk. (ad)