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Should I throw away moldy Strawberries or just cut the bad parts off? They aren't super bad but I am a little paranoid when it comes to mold.

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Plant them inside until Spring. – Optionparty Feb 27 '14 at 14:30
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The visible mold that you can see is the fruiting body of the mold, that is the moldy-equivalent to the apple; much of the mold penetrates into its food substrate like the roots of a tree.

Since strawberries are fairly porous, the entire fruit is almost certainly full of the mold, even though it is not visible.

You should discard the strawberries.

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This raises a question for me, what differentiates cheese from strawberries in this case? – Dryden Long Feb 27 '14 at 19:27
@DrydenLong Some cheeses are soft, and the mold can easily colonize the entire cheese; these cheeses have to be discarded. Hard cheeses are not easy for the mold to penetrate, and so cutting off an inch or two will do the job. – SAJ14SAJ Feb 27 '14 at 20:25

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