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Rotten apple taste in not spoiled fruits

I had several apples stored in a plastic container for several days. Two apples spoiled and had to be thrown away, the rest still looks fresh and firm. I rinsed the remaining apples under cold water, ...
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Mould in oven due to leftover food

I have some mould in my oven due to accidentally leaving food in there. The food has been removed but there is mould in the oven. Can I turn the fan oven function on to kill the mould spores before I ...
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Interior Dried Flour or Mold After Storing Bread?

In the photo I've attached to this post, you can see the bread has a white substance at the surface of the interior. This whole wheat bread is cut, then stored in a plastic bread bag (seen in ...
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White mold on kale stems

I had kale sitting in the fridge for a few days, and I'm seeing what appears to be white mold on the stems: I feel like I've been seeing conflicting reports on the edibility of this online (if I've ...
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Boiled pork exposed to tomato sauce with molds

I added tomato sauce in my pork dish when i noticed that the sauce has molds on it. I washed, boiled and cooked the pork again and used a new tomato sauce, is it still safe to eat?
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White Mold on Apple Cider Vinegar, Salvagable?

I have been trying to make homemade vinegar for the past few months. I have successfully made apple cider vinegar, grape vinegar, pomegranate vinegar and so on. I recently put a new batch of apple ...
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What are these yellowish/white bumps on my cooked bacon?

This bacon was expired by 1 day, I smelled it and made sure it didn’t look weird before cooking it. After I cooked the bacon I noticed these yellowish bumps on some of the pieces. Is it mold? Is it ...
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Are these mold spots on my new stainless steel pans?

I recently bought two stainless steel pans, and have used them about two or three times each. Today, I got them out of the dishwasher and boiled water in each of them. When I removed the water, they ...
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Is it ok if there is brine on top of my sauerkraut but not in the middle and bottom portion of my jar while fermenting?

Not my 1st time making sauerkraut but 1st time this seems to happen to me. In my 2 biggest jars (4l.) I put small glass containers as weight (fit perfectly) and filled my jars quite a bit... so I know ...
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Are the white bits on this beef jerky fat or mold?

I can’t tell if this is simply fat or mold. Anyone have an idea?
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Bubbles/foam on refrigerated maple syrup - safe to eat?

There are bubbles/foam around the edge of my refrigerated maple syrup and I'm wondering if it's safe to eat. The maple syrup came from a can and was transferred into a dispenser like the one shown in ...
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Do I have black mold or a stain on my water bottle gasket?

I have a water bottle that the silicone seal/gasket/o ring developed some black mold. I soaked it overnight in undiluted vinegar (I always see it being diluted should I be doing this?) but it still ...
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Is this white stuff in my lemonade bad?

I like to pre-mix Country Time brand pink lemonade and leave it in the fridge. I've noticed this white stuff accumulates at the bottom after a few days and goes away if I shake the container. I used ...
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mold or bacteria growth in instapot [duplicate]

I cooked corn on the cob and forgot to clean my instapot. The insert had either mold, slime, or something that looked like red-orange jelly on it, about quarter-sized. I cleaned the pot and insert ...
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Can I eat food with a bit of mold if I treat it for X minutes in the microwave?

This question may sound as stupid as it is, but I just want to feed my curiosity (I am not going to eat mouldy food). I am trying to find a common point for these two assumptions (provided that both ...
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Kimchi white fermentation covering

It looks like I've developed some nonharmful "kham yeast" on my kimchi ferment. I've looked online and I'm confident this is not dangerous, but I'm not sure if it is a good sign either. ...
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Should pasteurizing homemade hazelnut spread and storing it in a sterilized container keep it fresh as long as Nutella?

I consider making a Nutella-like spread on my own, seeing how it would be much cheaper and also could be made to contain more hazelnuts and less (non-palm) vegetable oil or sugar. Looking at Nutella's ...
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Likely cause and virulence of black spots inside outwardly unmarked broccoli

This morning, I purchased a bag of “organic,” pre-chopped, pre-washed broccoli. Individual pieces comprised less than an inch of stalk with attached branches and florettes. I tossed the bag and ...
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My silicone mold got moldy. Can I clean it or should I throw it away?

I've tried to google for an answer, but it's hard because mold has two meanings and in this case I'm using both. Some dessert got left in a silicone mold (shaping device) in the back of the fridge, ...
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Edible silicone?

I'm trying to replicate the firm but flexible texture and translucent look of molded silicone using edible gels. The mold I'm using is difficult to extract the final shape from. It's shaped somewhat ...
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white spots on top of indian pickle

I hav made carrot pickle in lemon juice 15 days ago . some white spots are formed on the top of the pickle and at the sides of the glass jar. Is the pickle safe to consume ?
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Is parsley root with pink spots safe to eat?

Today I peeled a parsley root for soup and discovered it has red/pink spots all over it. It did not look unusual before peeling. I bought it in a supermarket about a week ago, five pieces packaged in ...
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is it ok to eat spaghetti sauce that had mold on rim of jar?

I opened a new jar of spaghetti sauce and there was a dark hard substance like old mold on the rim. There was none inside the jar and the jar seemed to have been sealed properly. Is the sauce safe ...
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Is this layer on top of my fermented peppers mold? If it is not, is it still safe to eat?

I'm fermenting my home grown scotch bonnets, and I'm concerned that they're molding and are no longer edible. My setup was an open container, with a relatively high salt to water concentration (I don'...
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Mold in my new vinegar batch [duplicate]

I found this mold in my new vinegar batch. It has grown in the second refill of alcoholic soda when the mother of vinegar was already formed. Does anyone know why this mold has come out in the vinegar?...
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Cannot Get My Starter to Start

I have prepared my starter from Chad Robertson's Tartine Book three times. Twice it grew mold. Once it never grew anything for almost a week. I am using the exact recipe and clean utensils. What ...
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Is my wild yeast starter a throwaway or salvageable?

I followed this YouTube video to make a wild yeast starter. My intention is to use them for making bread, hamburger buns, and maybe even try them out in a 1-gallon experimental homebrew! The TLDR; of ...
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Is it a mold in my scoby?

For the fist time in my life I make a apple cider vinegar and don't know anything about mold in the scoby. What I know is there is a mother that will formed in there process but I don't know if its ...
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Mold on Canned Cherry pie filling

I have cherry pie filling (from a can) which grew some mold. Can I remove the mold and eat the rest?
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Storing Self-Made Cookies/Brittles/etc longer: ingredients and techniques

I like to make a large amount of pan sheet cookies or brownie brittles as something to crumble over my breakfast yogurt. Something in the style of variations on the following recipe: https://www....
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What is this on sourdough starter?

I have a sourdough starter which I feed roughly once every 2-3 days (throw away 95% of it, refill with water and flour). Sometimes I forget and wait 5 days between feedings, and by that time it often ...
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If one tomato had molded, is the rest of the pack safe to eat?

Yesterday I bought a pack of cherry tomatoes and after arriving home I discovered that one of them had developed some impressive black mold (it was bigger than the tomato itself!). Of course, I tossed ...
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Small Hard White Thing In Whole Wheat Bread - Mold Or Grain?

I just bought a loaf of bread yesterday, and went to use some to make a sandwich. I found a tiny white spot on it that is about the size of a rice grain, but it doesn't look like normal mold. And ...
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Pink Rabbit Blancmange origin?

Growing in the UK in the 1970s my family regularly ate pink rabbit shaped blancmange. I was wondering what the origin of the having pink blancmange served shaped like a rabbit is? It seems it was a ...
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What's this off-white particulate stuff on my pickled asparagus?

I just opened a new jar of Foster's pickled asparagus and discovered off-white particulate matter on the stalks: The stuff can be scraped off with a fingernail, but doesn't come off effortlessly to ...
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How does fungi infection look on Brazilian nuts?

I have recently read that Brazilian nuts can be attacked by Aspergillus fungi producing mycotoxins, for example aflatoxins. Does anyone know or saw what infected nuts look like? There are a lot of ...
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how to clean calabaza made of pumpkin

my yerba mate i drink with calabaza made of a real pumpkin, and i take care of it and clean it after each use. but during the time i see more and more stronger smell and inside looks like not clean, i ...
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Weird white ball/crystal like formations on RXbar

I am a fan of RX bars and have been eating them for a while now, but I've never seen something like this before. After browsing through the internet, I'm wondering if this is related to 'sugar bloom' ...
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Is there a mold test kit for packaged food?

Many packaged foods taste moldy to me but not to others. I return some products but the stores are acting like I am trying to rip them off. There are several mold test kits for homes and air. Will ...
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Cheese like slime on potato, but no pinkness

I had some potatoes in the back of a cupboard, and one solitary potato has sort of disintegrated into a cheesy yellow slime. The skin looks mostly intact, and the slime is sticky exactly like melted ...
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is this mold on my kimchi or yeast?

I have been fermenting this kimchi for a month now and it has grown this white things above. I've stored it in in my refridgerator and I only opened it now. Is this poisonous and should I just throw ...
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Mold on citrus: is it safe to eat?

I've been making fruit kefir (or tibicos), using only some sugar and a lemon for 1L of tap water (boiled to remove chlorine and sterilize my bottle, and of course left to cool down before adding the ...
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Citrus-smelling sourdough starter

I have a batch of King Arthur sourdough starter that I mixed up several months ago and have been using ever since. I keep it in the refrigerator and feed it with 100 g of AP flour and 100 g of water ...
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White stuff on the top of my apple cider vinegar?

This white stuff has appeared on my Apple cider vinegar. Is it good or do I remove it? It has been 4 weeks. I was going to strain the apples out today and let it sit for another 4 weeks. Smell of ...
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Why is my homemade bread molding after 2 days? [duplicate]

I sell bread at farmers markets. It gets moldy very fast. How can I get them to last longer?
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My sourdough starter is going wrong in every possible way

I have been feeding my sourdough starter daily for just over two weeks and everything is constantly going wrong. At first water was sitting on the top, then it started smelling of nail varnish, and ...
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Mold in storage

I've been making my own saurkraut for about 2 years - with 1.5-2% as per the recipe that came with my crock. Today I noticed that two full, as yet unopened jars in the refrigerator both have a kind ...
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Extra built up mold on brie cheese

I had a brie cheese in the fridge and got extra mold built up on the area where it was cut. Note that I had other food getting moldy in the fridge, but those were dark mold. The brie got a white mold, ...
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Coriander Seeds

I harvested a bunch of coriander seeds last year for cooking purposes. I've been adding them to soups and stock. However, I noticed the remaining ones had gone mouldy (there was this fine brown-grey ...
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Mold from cheese on sausage, is it safe to eat?

I stored some sausage together with some blue cheese. There's mold (I assume from the cheese) on the sausage casing. It starts to look like salami (except with less mold). Is it still safe to eat? ...
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