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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?




01/12/2016 - 9:09pm

It's weird that you call bell peppers and cabbage hard but you call cucumbers soft. How do you get that? The opposite seems true to me.


11/29/2015 - 8:32am

I typically tend to err on the side of caution.
Better safe than sorry!


11/17/2015 - 10:27am

i picked some fresh raspberries over nite they hade mold on them ere they safe to consume if i make jam and use a oressure cooker


08/26/2015 - 1:09pm

Don't take a chance! Food poisoning is something of a nightmare sometimes requiring hospitalization.


07/20/2015 - 6:35am

cheddar cheese often has gone mouldy before i have finished it . .i just give it a quick scrape an get on with it..if i cut an inch off there would be no cheese left. i am in my eighties and remember mother scraping mould off during WW2. home made jam may get a fur coat in not used within a year just remove a couple of spoons full and alls well.


06/08/2015 - 7:38am

I use them and have never been ill from it in my life and I'm 28.


06/07/2015 - 9:43am

I should say, they tasted fine, and running them under the tab washed the offending parts clean off.


05/27/2015 - 1:47pm

I scrape mold off cheese, cut it off potatoes and peel onion layers till I see fresh onion. Fruits if bought recently I wash in a hot sink FULL of water with 3 DROPS regular old laundry bleach (without added scents). When I was in the military we used bleach (1 drop per quart) to purify ugly water. We did this ONLY when we ran out of iodine tablets. I have never gotten sick from any. Now if someone figures out how to use spoiled milk to cook with, that would be an accomplishment.


05/21/2015 - 5:26pm

When I've waited too long to eat strawberries that my wife has cleaned and prepared, but not yet added sugar, they sometimes get moldy. I just toss them, mold and all, into our blender with an equal amount (or more) of crumbled graham crackers, a 6 ounce container of yogurt and make a smoothie. Yum! Yum!
ps My wife thinks I'm nuts and refuses to eat any ... so, more for me!!


04/18/2015 - 2:32pm

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