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4 moldy foods you can eat (plus which foods to toss)

By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., May 18, 2012 - 11:10am

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Brierley asks: Do you use or toss moldy food items?


I toss moldy food because there's no reason for me to eat it. I live an average lifestyle, never made over 26,000 a year (made up to 31,000 with overtime), but have always been able to get more food even if I have to go to a food pantry. I will not eat any food that doesn't look ripe or worth taking a chance on and for those who don't care...well, maybe they know more about the products than me. I won't even eat Sushi because it's raw meat and I don't trust raw meat.


11/22/2014 - 3:17am

i toss moldy food items


11/15/2014 - 12:00pm

Great article; I shall treat moldy bread and soft fruits and vegetables with greater care.



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09/11/2014 - 4:50pm

My daughter told me to get rid of the raspberries and blackberries I had bought because of the mold. I had only had them one day. I thought they must be alright because the store sold them that way. So I ate some. Then I had awful stomach issues. I've thrown them out. Your article was very informative. The moral is look over the fruits very well before buying them.


07/25/2014 - 5:46pm

I ate moldy buns today cause I hate wasting...but they didn't taste that good


07/10/2014 - 11:06pm

the mold has come to kill the bacteria ,so yes, chuck it.however i dont worry if i eat a bit by mistake the mold kills germs on the food.but there are some toxic molds that grow in peanuts.


07/01/2014 - 4:35am

Yes, always. In fact I just threw away some moldy, furry cream cheese. Yuck!


06/27/2014 - 3:00am

Maybe I am lucky to be surviving. I have always eaten moldy cheese. Isn't blue cheese that color because of mold? Anyhow that's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

I would like to see inputs from anybody who got sick from moldy cheese. Let's hear from you if you have?

Have a great day, regards from Cheesy bob


06/04/2014 - 9:40pm

If you can eat the "food" they serve at McDonalds you can handle a little mold on your strawberries.


05/16/2014 - 4:03pm

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