Food & Nutrition

Do You Need to Wash Avocados?

It turns out, you do need to wash avocados—unless you want to risk coming into contact with potentially harmful bacteria. appleharvest/Shutterstock When it comes to washing produce, I always assumed the rules were pretty straightforward. If you don’t eat the peel, don’t wash it. I never bother rinsing my bananas or oranges—so why bother with […]

Food & Nutrition

Here’s Why You Should Never Wash Chicken Before Cooking It

If you’ve always washed your chicken, it may be time to reconsider this potentially dangerous practice. MAHATHIR MOHD YASIN/Shutterstock It’s the most polarizing problem in poultry—should you wash your chicken before cooking it? Food health and safety professionals are advising against this practice, as it can increase the spread of bacteria and the risk of […]