Is it Safe to eat Moldy Bread? | #aumsum #kids #science #education #children
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Published at : 09 Nov 2020
The mold on our bread is a fungus. The green visible parts on the bread are just spores of the fungus. Its invisible branches called hyphae actually spread deep into the bread, creating an extensive network. Now, as fungi don’t have chlorophyll, they cannot prepare their own food. Hence, they rely on other sources. Bread is one of their best options because it contains nutrients as well as moisture.
Now, it is neither recommended to eat moldy bread, nor it is safe to scrap off the mold and eat the rest. It is because some molds can produce mycotoxins that can be harmful for humans. Also, as bread is a soft food, the hyphae can easily penetrate deeper, making scrapping or cutting worthless.