Sandwiches are the quintessential lunch food. They even make a great dinner or a midnight snack.
Perhaps you’ve been dreaming about an incredible sandwich and gathered the ideal ingredients to put it all together.
Your mouth is water at this point and you have finally mustered the energy to make your sandwich masterpiece.
That is until you realize the bread is not what it should be.
Mold has overtaken your piece of bread, but you think that you can work around it.
Just cut it off and proceed to eat. Or should you?
Mold on your bread may be more dangerous than you think, according to Tech Insider.
Eating bread with mold on it can not only affect the taste of your sandwich, but it can make you ill in an instant.
While you may think that the mold is contained to only a portion of your bread, in reality, the deep-reaching roots of the hyphae can infect the entire piece of bread.
Mold, like a mushroom, can spread its roots below the surface and move through the entire slice of bread, rendering it inedible.
Making the situation even worse is the mold spores that spread to the other pieces of bread that you have left in the bag.
These mold spores release into the air, and even though you can’t visibly see them, they are there making their way through your full loaf of bread, causing a mold infestation.
While some molds are good, like the Penicillium mold which produces the antibiotic penicillin, others are extremely dangerous and can cause an infection in the body that can actually be deadly.
While there is no way to know what type of mold has overtaken your bread, the Rhizopus stolonifer strain can cause you a great deal of turmoil and should be avoided at all costs.
Eating bread with mold on it may or may not make you sick.
But to avoid any type of illness from moldy bread, you should avoid it like the plague.
As much as you want that delicious sandwich, eating moldy bread may be a bigger price to pay than you think.
We recommend running out to get a new loaf of bread. Why take the risk?
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