Is there such a thing as safe Mold?
Would you be surprised if I told you there are everyday foods we consume that have a percentage of mold in them? According to the companies that produce these products it is considered safe mold. Safe meaning, they cannot produce harmful mycotoxins. One example of a product containing a safe mold would be blue cheese, or gorgonzola. There is another mold called koji (aspergillus oryzae) used to ferment soybeans. You guessed it. It is in soy sauce. This same mold is used in vinegar.
And yet...this same safe mold could in fact spoil other products. WHO KNEW???
There is some food you can save by cutting the growth off, such as hard fruits and vegetables or a roll of salami.
Examples of a couple of products you should throw away. Any kind of jam or jelly. Peanut butter. Soft fruits or vegetables.
Well at least there is a positive? Right?