Category: Food In The News
|It has happened to everyone who has ever bought bread; a week later, you notice some green fuzz on one end of the bread. Your bread has grown mold on it. What do you do? The frugal side of you says to discard the moldy portion, and save the rest. The cautious side wonder, is it really safe to eat the rest of this?|
The risks associated with consuming moldy bread have a long history; ergotamine, a mycotoxin found in rye bread, is thought to be responsible for the "bewitching" of the girls in the Salem Witch Trial. Ergotamine is one of the active components in LSD, and exposure can cause hallucinations and a number of other symptoms, including seizures and spasms. While it is unlikely that you run any risk of tripping from eating moldy bread, there may be some other risks associated with the consumption of your loaf of bread.
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