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Old February 7 2013, 11:08 PM   #16
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Re: Moldy Bread

I buy a very dense multi-grain bread from Wegman's. It's my favorite bread of all time. I can keep it for weeks in the refrigerator without any mold appearing. Sometimes it comes up sooner, if I've left the loaf out for a few days after buying it. I just cut off the mold and eat it. NEVER had a digestive problem from it. The mold can't survive the harsh acidic environment of the stomach, is what I'm guessing.

What I recommend you do if you don't go through your bread very quickly, is to take half of the loaf, seal it up in a plastic bag and put it in the freezer. Honestly, if you take frozen bread, zap it in the microwave for like 15 second, then toast it, you'll be hard pressed to tell the difference from relatively fresh bread.

And in the future, always check the expiration date. I do this all the time and usually I can find stuff with a later expiration date in the back. Sometimes by as much as a week or two.
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Old February 7 2013, 11:20 PM   #17
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I've never frozen bread and I've been thinking about doing it because there's no way I can go through a whole loaf of bread by myself (nor should I). But freezing it in a plastic bag seems like it would just get icky!
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Old February 7 2013, 11:47 PM   #18
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We've been doing that longer than I can remember. It gets very humid here and it's practically a necessity
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Old February 8 2013, 12:16 AM   #19
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I don't freeze bread, but I often put it in the refrigerator, as it is very humid here indeed and bread will go moldy very fast. I have been having allergies lately that seem to be getting worse, and mold is one thing I react badly to, so I don't take risks. If one part of the bread is moldy, that means there's likely to be mold throughout the loaf that is not yet visible. But, yes, for most people, a small amount of mold may not affect you at all.
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Old February 8 2013, 12:25 AM   #20
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Re: Moldy Bread

Cheap whitebread sometimes molds. I just pinch off the mold.

I often buy some handmade wholegrain bread which tastes great and will last at least ten days without refrigeration.
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Old February 8 2013, 12:43 AM   #21
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I've always got frozen bread. You don't need to nuke it before you toast it.
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Old February 8 2013, 01:11 AM   #22
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The safety depends on the type of mold. According to this, most are harmless, but a few are not.

Older LiveStrong link on eating moldy bread.

Since you're probably not sure which kind of mold you ate, I'd recommend a complete blood transfusion and starting a course of steroids, human growth hormone, testosterone, EPO, cortisone, and possibly xenoandrogens and deer antler extract, masked of course by saline injections.

You might also want to buy a really nice bicycle and get on a racing team.
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Old February 8 2013, 01:14 AM   #23
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Re: Moldy Bread

The Lance Armstrong Special?
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Old February 8 2013, 01:16 AM   #24
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Re: Moldy Bread

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Am I doing something stupid?
You'll be fine. Bread, cheese, just cut off the objectionable bits and you're fine.
I keep my bread in the fridge to help extend the lifespan.
Actually, refrigerating bread does the exact opposite.
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Old February 8 2013, 01:39 AM   #25
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^Not in the high humidity of florida.
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Old February 8 2013, 02:17 AM   #26
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^I guess it depends on your goal. Refrigerating bread will make it go stale.
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Old February 8 2013, 02:36 AM   #27
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tsq is right. There's a reason it's not breadbox.
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Old February 8 2013, 03:31 AM   #28
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Well, it's been a few hours and I think I can say I'm in the clear. No bathroom issues, no hallucinations from ergot poisoning. So, yep, I think from now on I'll fee safe eating the "not visibly moldy" slices of bread. Go Iron Kids!
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Old February 8 2013, 03:41 AM   #29
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or you could just but some fresh stuff tomorrow and stop worrying
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Old February 8 2013, 04:35 AM   #30
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^I guess it depends on your goal. Refrigerating bread will make it go stale.
If you live in the tropics stale is better than filled with mould in 5 minutes. Keep it in the fridge for eating over two days, in the freezer for longer storage.
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