Avocados in a bowl with a knife on top
It's Dangerous To Keep Avocados
In Water
By David Tran
The social media app TikTok has brought about many different time-saving kitchen hacks; however, not all the advice on there should be followed, like leaving avocados in water.
TikTok user @sidneyraz claimed that keeping an avocado in water will keep it fresh longer, but the Food and Drug Administration has warned against it.
The hack appears to work, but the FDA has stated that prolonged exposure to water could be dangerous and increases the chances of avocados being contaminated by "human pathogens."
Among the possible pathogen contaminations are listeria and salmonella, food-borne illnesses that can cause nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
Instead, opt for some safe methods that slow avocados from browning, including keeping the fruit with cut onions or squeezing lemon juice onto the flesh of the avocado.