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How to Safely Cut an Avocado

Here's the Right Way to Cut an Avocado to Avoid "Avocado Hand" Injuries

How to Safely Cut an Avocado

Apparently people are accidentally cutting themselves while prepping avocados — the internet is calling it "avocado hand." Do yourself a favor and STOP cutting avocados in the palm of your hand. Instead, turn to a trusted source, like the California Avocado Commission, to teach you the proper and safe way of cutting an avocado. Just be sure you are starting out with a ripe avocado. There's really no safe way to cut a hard, underripe avocado.

Read on and refer to these GIFs of cutting an avocado if you need more direction.

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