Is Bread Mold Safe to Eat? Read Why We Should Never Eat It!

Do you often find bread mold? We often buy thinks in supermarket even if we have them at home. We don’t remember so we buy them “in any case”. That’s how our household is often full. From time to time we can also find foods that have outlasted. One of those items is bread. Sometimes it can stay longer in our kitchen and we often check for mold before we take few slices to eat or to make sandwich. But what happens if you find mold spots? Do you instantly throw it away or you always want to “save” few slices and make a snack?

If you are in the second group, here are few reasons why you must kick immediately this habit.

Is Bread Mold Safe to Eat

Why We Should Never Pick Mold Off Of the Bread

Mariana Graveley, A representative from the Department of Agriculture, is warning that moldy bread is definitely not safe to eat. We cannot really remove the mold from a soft and porous food, like the bread. She said, “With soft food, it’s very easy for the roots of the mold or the tentacles, to enter into the bread.”

In other words, once we see a mold visibly developed in one spot on the bread, there are pretty high chances that mold spores have also spread throughout the entire loaf. Bagged bread is especially receptive to mold because it tends to be a humid and warm environment. It is full of sugar and yeast and the mold spores simply feed on.

While some foods are more susceptible to mold, others have the ability to withstand it pretty well. Mold has a hard time penetrating hard cheeses because they are dense and greasy.  So it’s a little safer to cut out moldy bits and eat the rest.

moldy rolls

We never want to throw food especially not an entire loaf of bread away. But eating moldy bread can make you feel pretty sick. Some types of bread molds can produce poisonous mycotoxins which can have very serious negative impact on the body. Almost all molds have the ability to cause respiratory and allergic symptoms if you eat or inhale them by getting too close. There could also be poisonous bugs growing alongside that mold and bacteria.

Bread Mold Exposure

if you consume food that may have mold and you feel or experience any of these symptoms, then visit a health care professional:


  • Cough
  • Trouble breathing
  • Visit a health care professional
  • Dizziness and weakness
  • Blurred vision
  • Headache
  • Vomiting and Nausea
  • Muscle camps

So next time you go in grocery shop, check if you have enough bread at home!


Source: DavidWolfe

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