Never Eat The ‘Clean’ Part Of Moldy Bread

You’re all ready to make
the sandwich of your dreams. Turkey, tomato, and Swiss
on a bed of romaine lettuce sandwiched between two
slices of sourdough. Classic, but oh no! What’s this? Mold? Ugh. But look, good news, the mold’s
only on part of the bread so I could just cut that
away and be fine, right? There’s no such thing as a
clean part of moldy bread. That’s because mold is
a fungus like mushrooms. The caps on the surface
are easy enough to spot, but there’s a vast network
of subterranean roots called hyphae that you can’t see. So let’s take another look
at that bread of yours. Ugh, disgusting. Well, maybe you can
just grab another piece from the same loaf. Well, that’s not such a good idea, either. because by the time the
mold sprouts its fuzzy head, what you’re really seeing
is the reproductive part of the mold called sporangiums. Each sporangium releases
tens of thousands of spores, so even though you can’t
see it, that entire loaf could be teeming with fungus. But it seems like such a
waste to just throw it out. After all, you eat mold
on purpose all the time like the mold that goes into
making cheese, soy sauce, and even life-saving
antibiotics like penicillin. Eating a little bit on your
bread can’t be that bad, right? Well, ultimately, it’s a gamble. Just like eating a wild mushroom many are fine, but some can be deadly. Mold is the same way. There are thousands of
different species of mold many of which are harmless to humans. But since so many types
can sprout up on food, it’s nearly impossible to know if what you’re eating is safe. Cladosporium, for example, can
sometimes trigger allergies but is generally harmless, whereas other molds like
Penicillium crustosum produce harmful poisons called Mycotoxins. An elderly couple in 2005,
for example, was admitted to the hospital after eating a can of soup contaminated with this kind of mold. They had severe muscle tremors
but eventually recovered. But other molds, like
Rhizopus stolonifer, can have permanent effects, and you
might recognize this mold since it commonly grows on bread. Blue green with black
splotches and super fuzzy. In rare cases, it can
prompt a deadly infection called Zygomycosis, which
causes your blood to clot and can ultimately starve
your cells of oxygen to the point that they die. And it’s not like bacteria,
where a little heat will eliminate the threat,
because high temperatures won’t break down the Mycotoxins. And since you have no clue
which one you’re about to put in your mouth, ask yourself is it really worth the risk?

100 Replies to “Never Eat The ‘Clean’ Part Of Moldy Bread”

  1. I was a second away from my mouth crunching on fungi bread until my mom yelled stop……….i cant believe i was so stupid not seeing the mold ;-;

  2. I cant believe anyone would do this, but I can understand people would be desperate enough or simply can't afford to throw away the food.

  3. Bread is something you need to eat in 1-2 days how long do you people keep bread in your kitchen??

  4. Haha lol I'm allergic to penicillin so um I really don't think it's a good idea to eat mould. But hey if some retard wants to start eating mould on YouTube as the new cinnamon challenge I'm not going to complain!!

  5. Don't throw it, take it to chicken, they will be fine, and prevent food from Mubazir (waste our food).

  6. Don't throw it, take it to chicken, they will be fine, and prevent food from Mubazir (waste our food).

  7. I never able to keep bread more than 3 day… sometimes just 1 day, all the bread gone to my belly… buy a loaf once a week… cuz im a cheap ass..

  8. i ate a moldy bread 2 years ago i didnt know it was moldy and i tasted it it tasted weird but lookin fine but… WE FORGOT WE LEAVE THE BREAD THERE FOR 3 DAY'S OH MEH GAWD welp i think i'm gonna be sick after that accident

  9. Soft foods like bread is to be thrown away once mold grows. Because Hyphae burrows so easily on soft foods. Unlike hard foods like cheese.

  10. My little cousin said" if were not aloud to eat the clean part of moldy bread? Can't we just eat the moldy part? I was like" the heck???

  11. just toast it to allmost black done it years and years and lots of other folks i know anything COULD kill you guess what we are dieing anyway


    What are the fingers for? With one of ur fingers remove it..HNNN!!!😒😒Wht can that innu creature do to MY finger….🙄😜😄
    Just Chill!!!! Don't Don't Don't throw that 🍞 away…

    Since aaj kal to mehanga hogya bread….KYUUUU??????😆😆😆😆😆😆

  13. "But whats this? Mold?"
    I imagine Ryder from GTA SA saying "Man wazz dis? Mold? Look at the rest of the bread all clean and shit. Got no respect for the hood"

  14. I didn't realise the bread was moldy until i was almost done..i'm scared i'm gonna die now. Also. Um. My mum's killing me slowly :3 She always says 'It doesn't matter what the due date is on's only bad when it's moldy….

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