Eating Moldy Food: When It's OK, When It's Not

Moldy food is a fact of life. Even if you do everything right, like refrigerating food promptly, mold can still show up in your favorite fare.

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Firm fruits and veggies

Keep it.

A tough vegetable like a carrot can have a little mold but still be edible; mold has trouble penetrating deep into dense food.

Trim off about an inch around the mold, and then feel free to munch away.

Next: Cooked leftover meats and poultry

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