What to do with bread once you notice mold on it is a common household dilemma. You want to be safe but not needlessly wasteful.

You may wonder whether the fuzzy spots of mold are safe to eat, can simply be scraped off, or whether the rest of the loaf is safe to eat if it doesn’t have visible mold.

This article explains what mold is, why it grows on bread, and whether it’s safe to eat moldy bread.