By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., Nutrition Editor, EatingWell Magazine
When a food in my kitchen appears to have passed its prime, my husband and I often disagree about whether to keep or toss it.
He's traveled the world and has eaten many unrecognizable foods, so how harmful is a little mold? "Just cut it off," he'll say. I, on the other hand, have worked in hospital foodservice and before becoming an R.D. took courses in food safety and food microbiology. Moldy? Chuck it!
Turns out we're both right (or wrong, depending on how you look at things). According to the USDA, some foods can be used even when they're moldy, while others need to be discarded.
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Here are 4 moldy foods you can eat (but if it's completely covered with mold, throw it away):
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