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How dangerous is mold at the bottom of container with fat

My friends from a farm gave me some clarified butter, about half a liter in a plastic container. I used it for some time, mostly for frying. A couple of days ago I saw mold spots at the bottom of the ...
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Why is the middle of this sweet potato dark?

This is a red-skinned white-fleshed sweet potato. I don't know what kind. I have never tried one before, I have only had the orange kind. The outside looked OK. There were no black spots or ...
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How do you know moldy cheese is not spoiled?

This question made some people laugh, but I think it is a serious issue. There are types of cheese on which mold is cultivated, such as Rocfort cheese. Unfortumately, some harmful mold may grow on ...
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Popcorn with truffle oil/salt [closed]

I bought (and ate) popcorn made with truffle oil and truffle salt. I noticed one kernel had a small, moldy spot on it and I tossed it aside and continued eating because the rest of the popcorn looked ...
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Washing vegetables that I accidentally threw moldy tomato sauce on safe?

So I was frying some mushrooms and was gonna put tomato sauce/passata on it but I didn't realize it was moldy until I squeezed it out of the box and onto the mushrooms. I immediately put everything in ...
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Are these tiny white dots on my bread mold?

I've never seen mold look like this before. I've also never noticed these on my bread in the past. I Just bought this loaf of white bread two days ago so it should still be good although I can't find ...
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How can I prevent mold from growing on the surface of my sauerkraut brine?

Related My sauerkraut has mold covering the surface, is it ok? -- but this asks if it's ok, I am thinking it's not OK and want to prevent it from growing at all. Usual setup: 3 heads of cabbage, ...
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How to prevent home-made apricot marmalade from going mouldy

I made a decent amount of apricot marmalade about a month or so ago and canned them in a clean and new containers and the lids appeared to be air-tight. A few days ago I opened one: I did a Google ...
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Ascorbic Acid, Calcium Propionate - Differences?

We use ascorbic acid to help keep our breads from molding over but we have now the option to use calcium propionate. I can't find much online to help distinguish the pros and cons of each of these ...
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Sourdough Starter Black Spots

Hi All! I tried to make a sourdough starter, and after 24 hours I uncovered it and discovered black spots and 2 white fluffy areas. The black spots are only at the top layer so can I still use it ...
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Black spotting/dust in stainless steel utensils.Is this mildew?

I moved into this house a couple of months ago and bought some high quality stainless steel utensils with me from my house. I am noticing some black spots that don't go away with scratching or washing ...
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What is this slimy coloured stuff growing in my plates?

Recently, I observed that there is some brown slimy stuff on the underside of my plates. I don't know what they are or how they form. I tried removing it with a tooth pick, but was too hard to come ...
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Black spots in the kitchen sink

I just moved into a new flat and there seems to be some black spots in the kitchen sink(image attached).Is this black mold?How can I get rid of them safely? PS: There is some black mold lining on the ...
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Food was left in Instant Pot for a month and it grew mold. Is it safe to use it after cleaning?

I have an Instant Pot. I made some rice about a month ago and haven’t used it since. Unfortunately someone in the house put the cover on the pot with the rice inside and left it there. I just opened ...
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Are those black spots on the inside of kaki safe to eat?

I bought some kaki / sharon / persimmon (Rojo Brillante, from Spain) and left them for about a week. Now that i cut them open they are full of black and brown patches What is this and is it safe to ...
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Very moldy cast iron cookware - what's the best way to clean it?

Returning home after using cast iron cookware on a camping trip, I forgot to clean the cast iron in the midst of much unpacking and other matters. As a result of A) leaving any cookware with food in ...
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Moldy food left in oven, safe to cook?

So we cooked some corn a couple weeks ago, left extras in the oven. Fast forward to tonight, I discovered we left it there. The pan it was sitting on was white as a ghost. Tossed that pan. Is it safe ...
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Is it true that moldy jam/pickles are good to eat if you mix the mold into the rest of the mixture?

Everyone in my family says that when you see white mold on jam or pickled goods, you shouldn't bother with throwing away or removing the mold. All you have to do is to mix it back into the rest of ...
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Sanitizing a meat rack

If a meat roaster rack has become contaminated with mold, etc, would soaking it in hot water and bleach (0.5 cup bleach to 1 gal of hot water) for 2 - 1 hour cycles with hard scrubbing between soaks ...
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Cauliflower: mildew, or just darkening with age?

Unless the cauliflower in the market is extremely fresh, I usually see at least a couple specimens with tiny blackish freckles on the bumpy "flower" surface. I have assumed the spots were mildew, and ...
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Why does my home-made bread go mouldy?

I've been using a Panasonic bread-maker for about 20 years; in fact, I'm on my second machine. I use stone-ground wholemeal flours from different mills and, as I can't easily find Stone-ground Strong ...
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Cake Plenitude shape

This image represent the Cake Plenitude by Pierre Herme. It is composed of chocolate pound cake, caramel sauce, chocolat au sel. My main question is how to get this form of the cake. I make it with a ...
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bread that does not get moldy

How can a bread have an expiration date of one year into the future?? The bread in questions is Deutsche Küche rye bread (from Aldi). Yes, it is a dense bread, but it is not dry like a cracker, so ...
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Has my sourdough gone moldy?

Today as I checked on my sourdough starter, I noticed some dry white patches on its surface. Has it gone moldy? If so, is it safe to just scrape off the mold and use the remainder as usual? The ...
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Are refrigerator section pickles (Clausen) safe if left unrefrigerated?

I bought some Clausen Pickles, not knowing the jar said "always refrigerate'". I mean they were in the refrigerated section at Kroger. But They stayed up in my cabinet for about a week and a half, ...
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What are these white 'bits' in my nutella

I recently discovered an ancient, sealed jar of Nutella at the back of a cupboard. Like, really ancient! Like, it claimed it expired in 2012! When I open it, there are all these white 'bits' on the ...
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Trusted Custom mold manufacturers for confections

Hello Seasoned advice community, I am new here and just want to say thanks for letting me into your lovely community. =) I am the R&D manager at a confections company and I am in need of some ...
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Are the white things on a bread normal?

I have a piece of olive bread which was good by April 16. I have seen some white things on them since I got them on April 17, and have kept it in refrigerator. Are they normal and safe to eat? Will ...
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How do I make a mold from a plastic container?

So I have a cat-shaped plastic container that I'd love to use as a baking mold. I know I can't put plastic in the oven so i'm asking if there's an easy way to take that container, shape something ...
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Doughnuts preseratives

Calcium Propionate I normally use calcium propionate for extended shelf life problems. I am a packed doughnuts manufacturer, and I have a problem managing my shelf life. Regarding mold on our product,...
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Black Mold On Cheese

Black Mold.......How do I get rid of it? I have been adding some vinegar to my salt solution cleaning, recoated with salt and let stand for a day and I have used 100% vinegar solution to scrub the ...
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Black mold inside Misto oil sprayer collar

There is some black mold I can see inside my sealed Misto internal clear plastic air collar that is just below the sprayer and around the sprayer tube when the sprayer mechanism is unscrewed. I ...
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Jamon Serrano smells awful

I don't know a thing about cured ham, but I just opened this ham, and while I realize a cured ham probably has a peculiar smell, I can't imagine this horrific stench being intended. My entire ...
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Is the un-moldy part of tomato paste still safe to eat?

Today when I was making Bolognese sauce, I removed the moldy part of the tomato paste and use the non-moldy part in the sauce. After searching on the internet, I found out that I can get sick from it. ...
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Jicama moldy on the outside but white inside, is this safe to eat?

My jicama has mold on the outside. If I cut off the outside part, the inside part looks okay. Can I still eat it?
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Where to buy football/quenelle/shell-like scoop/mold/mould [food presentation]?

Some places serve rice in a football/quenelle/shell-like shaped scoop/mold/mould for food presentation. It's consistent at many teriyaki places so I suspect it's something you can purchase. I've ...
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What type of sugar can preserve bread the longest?

I believe that honey preserves bread the longest. Are there any other sugars or sugar-like solutions that can preserve bread from mold longer?
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Water + Sugar Solution Preserves Bread?

I've heard that by coating bread with a solution of water and sugar can preserve it from mold. Is this true? If not, then my Science Fair Project will be a bust.
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Green and white mold on dry part of onion only. What to do?

I purchased a bunch of red onions and then went a week or two without using them. When I went to use them last night, I discovered that most of them had grown lots of green and white mold. This is ...
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Mold forms on sweet miso — can I still use the miso?

We have a jar of sweet miso that has been in our fridge for several months. I know that miso keeps practically forever, and that is naturally fermented. But I was surprised to find when I opened it ...
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Is mold inside eggshells a sign they're unsafe to eat? [duplicate]

Cooked (over-easy) a duck egg this morning. When cleaning up I noticed black mold inside the shell of the egg I had just eaten. Was it safe to eat?
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Moldy bread smell but no mold?

I have Nickles brand multigrain bread. 2 slices of it are just stale. The others though smell moldy but I don't see any mold whatsoever on any of the slices. They taste strange too. This I know ...
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White threads on top of mushrooms?

I just opened a pack of baby bella mushrooms that I bought yesterday. They were firm and in good condition, but the one on the bottom had wispy white threads growing out of the top. I thought it could ...
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Strange orange gel on surface of zucchini?

There's a strange orange gel-like substance on the surface of a zucchini that's been sitting in my kitchen for a few days. It's a bit like tiny globs of orange marmalade. Any idea what it could be? Is ...
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Pure maple syrup wedding favors

i want to give 4oz jars of syrup to my wedding guests as favors. Due to the cost I'm buying it in bulk and filling the jars myself. How far in advance can I fill the mason jars and not have the mold ...
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Is this moldy vinegar salvageable? [duplicate]

I started making apple cider vinegar using the second method listed on http://thehealthyeatingsite.com/apple-cider-vinegar-recipe/ It's been little over 4 months and my mix is looking really weird. ...
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Why did my sponge cake go moldy so quickly?

I made a no-oil sponge cake for a swiss roll. I filled it with fresh whipped cream and then stored the cake in the fridge. It has gone moldy within 4 days of filling it. Since filling it, it has been ...
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Cleaning a moldy Ninja Blender so it is again safe for use?

I have a ninja blender that was left in the fridge for too long and has a mold problem. When I found it, I washed it with piping hot water heated by our gas water heater. I've read some other ...
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Does sugar inhibit mold growth?

I was reading a post earlier regarding maple syrup being left out overnight. They were asking if their beloved Maple syrup was still safe to consume. In the comments I believe someone brought up ...
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Garlic turned to black powder?

Today I cut open a garlic bulb only to discover that the core was mostly black powder. What on earth was that? I've never seen it before in my life. From the outside the bulb seemed to be fine. It ...