It seems like every day there is something new to learn on TikTok, but this new viral hack could kill you!
If you have ever wondered how to keep that avocado that's been sitting on your counter for a couple days fresh a TikToker has a viral hack. Here's what you do: Submerge them in water and store them in the fridge for up to a month. She claims they'll be as good as new . She posted a video to prove it and the two-week-old avocado she cuts into does look pretty fresh.
But the FDA just weighed in and told people NOT to do it, because those avocados can end up covered or even filled with dangerous bacteria. Close to one in five avocados have listeria on the outside, and sometimes salmonella. When you leave them in water, that bacteria spreads and multiplies a lot faster. And it can even get through the skin into the part you eat. So even if an avocado looks fresh, it could make you sick or even kill you.