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Moldy Bread is Dangerous - or is it?

Your bread looks greenish and smells weird? What would happen to you in case of accidentally eating it? Find out that and more in this post!

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Why Mold Grows on Bread

Here’s the deal – mold is everywhere. To be more specific, mold spores are everywhere. Mold spores are micro-plants that surround us at all times. They are in your bathroom, your kitchen, your living room – basically your entire house and outside as well. 

However, just because mold spores are in your house doesn’t mean you’ll experience mold infestation. Mold only grows under certain conditions. One of those is that the surface it grows on has to be organic, otherwise it can’t eat it. 

Yes, mold eats the surface it grows on, whether that’s your food, walls, or a roof – if it’s made of organic material, it will grow on it. 

Not all mold species are bad but having too much of any mold in your home can cause property damage and health problems. 

How does this relate to mold growing on bread?

Well, bread is an organic product. It’s made of nutrients that help mold grow very quickly, like f.e. carbs. Molds, like any other living being, require energy to grow and carbs are a great source of energy. 

Living bread out on the open allows mold spores to “settle” and grow very quickly, in just a few days. 

What to Do with Moldy Bread

Oops, I accidentally ate the moldy bread. Will something happen?

Maybe nothing will happen. Some molds are safe to consume like f.e. white and blue molds used in some types of cheese. 

But most molds shouldn’t be consumed. You may feel a bit sick and experience stomach problems. Even smelling these molds can cause discomfort as you would be inhaling their spores. 

Many people are allergic to molds and they should definitely stay away from moldy bread.

It’s best to consult with a health professional if you start experiencing any problems. 

So, I just throw the moldy bread in the trash?

Yes! Don’t try to eat non-moldy parts of your bread. There’s no point in getting a few extra bites, it’s not worth the risk.  

How can I prevent the bread from getting moldy?

Get a bread storage container. If you usually buy multiple loaves of bread in one go, you can try this extra-large container box. 

Make sure to store your bread in the container and not leave it out on the open once you’ve finished your meal. 

And that’s it! Hope this post was valuable to you. 

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Sources: WikipediaHealthlineWet & Forget, HealthyFamiliesBC