Green Mold On Fresh Yeast: What To Do?

Everyone has probably seen green mold on food. In contrast to dry yeast, fresh yeast does not keep for as long, so sooner or later mold can form here too. In the following text, you will find out what to do if the fresh yeast is attacked by green mold.

Mold on food

We usually do not like to see mold on food. It comes in every shape and color, but not every type of mold means the food has to be thrown away. With some food, it is even welcome! This includes, for example, the well-known blue cheese. For some types of mold, it is perfectly sufficient to generously remove contaminated areas. Others are harmful and should not be consumed under any circumstances.

Green mold

Green mold is definitely not the type of mold that is harmless. In fact, it is very dangerous! Be sure to throw away fresh yeast, which means it’s covered in green mold! Even if only a small part is affected. Because the visible mold itself is often just the tip of the iceberg other spores have already penetrated the food. So it doesn’t help at all to remove the affected areas.

Prevent mold

Fresh yeast has a high water content compared to dry yeast, which contributes to relatively quick spoilage, e.g. by green mold. It is, therefore, necessary to quickly put the fresh yeast in the refrigerator. There it can be preserved for up to 8 days. With this form of storage, you can confidently assume that green mold doesn’t stand a chance during this time. However, as a precaution, always examine them when you take them out of the box.

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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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