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#1 of 4 Old 09-08-2008, 05:38 PM - Thread Starter
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ok so sill me bought some carrots a few day ago and left them in the bag.
There are some patches of mold on them and I am wondering if it is safe to cut off /peel the moldy parts and still use them. Any experience?

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When it comes to veggies and fruits, if you can cut the mold off I think you're fine. I'd probably salvage what I could and freeze them to use in making stock.
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I wouldn't. Mold has roots, and while they don't penetrate as deeply or spread as widely in hard items like carrots as they do in, say, cheese... still, if I see mold the item (and all surrounding items) are trash. No exceptions.

And I am one who would have zero issue eating yogurt and cheese that had been left out overnight.

But mold is different.
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It depends on how big the moldy parts are. If there are only small mold patches, I would (and have) cut off the moldy parts plus a bit extra, wash the "mold free" carrots and store them in a fresh bag, NOT the one that may have mold on the inside. I'd also use those carrots for cooking, not for eating raw.

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