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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?


Lol, oops. I've eaten a few foods off the Toss list... I usually lop off around an inch or more (I go with what *feels right*) around the mold and then do a smell test, and then a tip-of-the-tongue taste test. If it passes that I try a small bite and go from there.

Well, compared to my roomie who throws away everything the minute it hits the use by date, won't eat anything that ever heard of mold- I never get sick, and when I do it's not for long. =P

I'm not saying everyone should do the same thing as me, mostly because I don't wanna get sued. For all I know, I might just be a mutant and eating gross things without getting sick, and boosting my immune system is my superpower. XD


03/09/2016 - 11:12pm

could peachers that get a little sour in a light surrup make you sick?


03/09/2016 - 10:49pm

i do not toss my peach when they or sour in a light surup


03/09/2016 - 10:43pm

Ronald Reagan told about his mother getting sick and the doctor telling her to eat moldy cheese. She did and got well. Turned out, he said, that the mold was penicillin. And, as one commenter pointed out, the 'blue' in 'blue cheese' is mold.

Cheese and jams are the only things I'll eat after removing mold. Everything else gets tossed.

Observation: the FDA is so wrong about so many things, I wouldn't trust anything they say about what's safe and what isn't; especially not now when there are so many holistic/homeopathic web sites available to offer *good* information and advice.


02/15/2016 - 1:49pm



01/12/2016 - 10:09pm

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 - 9:32am

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


11/17/2015 - 11:27am

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 - 2:09pm

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


07/20/2015 - 7:35am

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 - 8:38am

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