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"mould is the tip of the iceberg. even if you cut a mouldy corner off something, or peel the outside of a sweetpotato with spots of mould on it and the inside LOOKS and TASTES fine...it shouldn't be eaten."<br><br><br><br>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"> really?! you'd get sick if you just cut off the mouldy bits?!?!<br><br><br><br>
wow. i didn't realise. i was brought up doing that all the time so we didn't waste good food, coz it seemed good on the inside.<br><br>
i just ate a potato that had some (not much) mould on the outside on one half, after cutting that bit off?
 

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If there's visible mold, then there's definetely mold in the rest of the product that's too small/sparse to be seen yet. It builds gradually to the point that it becomes visible. It might not be enough to get sick from though, it just depends. But yeah, if there's mold, throw it out.
 

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A sweet potato is a hard vegetable, so I think you should be able to cut off a small amount of mold...<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Fruits and vegetables, firm (such as cabbage, bell peppers, carrots, etc.)...<br><br><br><br>
Small mold spots can be cut off fruits and vegetables with low moisture content. It’s difficult for mold to penetrate dense foods.</div>
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<br><a href="http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fact_Sheets/Molds_On_Food/index.asp" target="_blank">http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fact_Sheets...Food/index.asp</a>
 

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oh wow?! how interesting <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"> i had no idea there were classifications with cutting off mould<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> glad i asked!! and i dont feel sick...yet...<br><br><br><br>
i just hate wasting things coz of a few weird spots.<br><br>
so i wondered if it was worth it or not.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
oh vb, you know sooo much<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Bah I just cut the mold off and have my whole life.<br><br>
I'm not dead yet or sick come to think of it, remeber our first antibiotics came from mold
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>taurushead</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
"mould is the tip of the iceberg. even if you cut a mouldy corner off something, or peel the outside of a sweetpotato with spots of mould on it and the inside LOOKS and TASTES fine...it shouldn't be eaten."<br><br><br><br>
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True... But not all molds will make you sick.
 

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I'm definitely in the "just cut it off and eat the rest" group. Good greif, what a waste of food. Some people might be able to afford that, but I sure ca't!<br><br>
Molds on food will not make you sick.<br><br>
True, we don't always think they look pretty, and I'm not going to eat a big ol' CHUNK of mold, but they won't make you sick.
 

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If I only see it on the bread crust in one spot, I totally remove that part and eat the rest.<br><br><br><br>
Ever eat a big moldy area accidentally though? Yuck!
 

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ahah. how interesting. and yeah i haven't gotten sick yet. but it might not be ideal? oh well. ill just use my best judgement<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> really good to know all this though, you guys are wisdom INCARNATE!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> xo
 

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There are moulds and moulds ...<br><br>
I definitely advise discarding any bread with mould. Same applies to cheese if it isn't the case you packed camenbert and hard cheese together.<br><br>
Sometimes the tio of a jar of selfmade jam might have some mould and it would be OK to discard the top inch ans use the rest.<br><br>
The reason is: in bread the mould spreads without you being able to see it. Jam might have some fluid on top with a concentration of sugar that still allows mould to develop but deeper in the jam the sugar concentration is too high for mould spore to survive and hence to develop.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Lothar M Kirsch</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
There are moulds and moulds ...<br><br>
I definitely advise discarding any bread with mould. Same applies to cheese if it isn't the case you packed camenbert and hard cheese together.<br><br>
Sometimes the tio of a jar of selfmade jam might have some mould and it would be OK to discard the top inch ans use the rest.<br><br>
The reason is: in bread the mould spreads without you being able to see it. Jam might have some fluid on top with a concentration of sugar that still allows mould to develop but deeper in the jam the sugar concentration is too high for mould spore to survive and hence to develop.</div>
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agreed. if you see a spot of mold on the bread the mold has already infiltrated the whole of the bread and that is just the most dense outcropping.
 

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Yeah, good point about bread. Actually bread with a mold spot tastes moldy to me even if the spot is removed, it's one item I do NOT "pick the mold off".<br><br><br><br>
Though around here, we go through bread so quickly, I haven't seen a moldy piece in ages.
 

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I'm another who just cuts off the mould and eats the rest. I make an exception for bread because, as others have pointed out, the mould goes right through the bread. It's not really an issue for me, I tend to freeze excess bread before it starts to turn.
 
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