Food Mold 101

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Published on Jun 14, 2013

It's a moldy world out there, especially in the kitchen. You have questions about food mold, right? Well Hank has your answers.

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  • Hollowrun - Channel Youtube
    Hollowrun - 5 days ago

    I left my coffee grains and filter for a couple days and when I opened it was filled with mold then when I threw it away a cloud of dust blew everywhere. Disgusting

  • Ella Harward - Channel Youtube
    Ella Harward - 2 weeks ago

    am i the only one who notices how fast he's talking?

  • ThatOneHammy - Channel Youtube
    ThatOneHammy - 4 weeks ago

    I'm allergic to penicillin, so does that mean I'm allergic to the mold penicillium roqueforti?

  • Nian Factory 4000 Marie - Channel Youtube
    Nian Factory 4000 Marie - 1 month ago


  • Jayden Tang Hernandez - Channel Youtube
    Jayden Tang Hernandez - 1 month ago

    can eat mold if it's still on the food?????????????????????????????????

  • Joseph C - Channel Youtube
    Joseph C - 2 months ago

    This guy reminds me of the dude from “Good Eats”

  • Katie Twiddle - Channel Youtube
    Katie Twiddle - 2 months ago

    I had rotton butter before. I made some toasts but it tasted horrible. I later found mould on the butter

  • Alisha Gonzalez - Channel Youtube
    Alisha Gonzalez - 3 months ago

    I kinda want to see less of Hank and more visuals of the videos

  • Joel Loke - Channel Youtube
    Joel Loke - 5 months ago

    Do you really have to put the 101???

  • Random Guy That Comments on Youtube videos - Channel Youtube
    Random Guy That Comments on Youtube videos - 5 months ago

    So if i buy blue cheese im sharing with mold? Damn. I might just buy some blue cheese.

  • BarneySaysHi - Channel Youtube
    BarneySaysHi - 5 months ago

    I've got the feeling Hank isn't a fan of blue veined cheeses...

  • Chloe Chiu - Channel Youtube
    Chloe Chiu - 5 months ago

    great. I just had a pack of molded strawberries.

  • iliden strmrege - Channel Youtube
    iliden strmrege - 5 months ago

    I made some burgers myself and only noticed after building them fully together and cooking that the bun had some tiny blue spots on it... It's... really great having to throw out $10 of dinner

  • sergio alcala - Channel Youtube
    sergio alcala - 5 months ago

    I decided to watch this AFTER I ate a moldy tomato... goodbye cruel Seriously though, I think I'm going to die (placebo effect). Lol

  • Aggie Moon - Channel Youtube
    Aggie Moon - 5 months ago


  • Devantejah - Channel Youtube
    Devantejah - 5 months ago

    If I can feel the mold taste is too strong, then I don't eat it. Otherwise it's fair game!

  • Kevin Benoit - Channel Youtube
    Kevin Benoit - 5 months ago

    0:17 It’s probably still good... Just gotta scrape the moldy part off and it’s fine to eat.

  • Amira Lozse - Channel Youtube
    Amira Lozse - 6 months ago

    Hank, you are quite a fungi!

  • some random guy on the internet - Channel Youtube
    some random guy on the internet - 6 months ago


  • Detective Hip - Channel Youtube
    Detective Hip - 6 months ago

    Thank you from our year six class in Queensland for a very informative exclamation on how mold grows and please talk a little slower next time :)

  • Justin _ - Channel Youtube
    Justin _ - 7 months ago

    I ate some cake late at night and noticed in the morning that there were yellow mold dots on it. I will probably be dead soon. Goodbye SciShow.

  • Oviraptious - Channel Youtube
    Oviraptious - 7 months ago

    Food doesnt go bad Something just starts eating it before you do

  • Gojida - Channel Youtube
    Gojida - 7 months ago

    I ate a piece of mochi when I was 10 that had spots of mold. I didn't know what it was but I ate it.

  • bandoned_ boy - Channel Youtube
    bandoned_ boy - 7 months ago

    When I was little my mom gave me moldy bread but it was tiny mold I didnt notice until my older brother spotted it

  • Ian Atkinson - Channel Youtube
    Ian Atkinson - 9 months ago

    I just love Stilton.

  • Pororo Penguin - Channel Youtube
    Pororo Penguin - 10 months ago

    i forgot to wash my lunch box with a fish in it and after one or two weeks when i opened it there was a white cottony-like thing inside. it doesnt smellef good, and now that i think about it it was probably a mold lol. and i washed it with my bare hands XD

  • No Name Provided - Channel Youtube
    No Name Provided - 10 months ago

    So which molds do I eat and which molds do I avoid? How do I identify them?

  • Thom McHugh - Channel Youtube
    Thom McHugh - 11 months ago

    LOL, life causes cancer.

  • mirzamay - Channel Youtube
    mirzamay - 11 months ago

    fun fact, aflatoxin is used to bleach white flour. So while we are throwing out our enzymatically predigested moldy fruit we are scarfing down the most dangerous part in our breads and noodles and cakes etc. It's also interesting that fruit is the sweetest and most delicious where there is a little mold on it, before it goes bad or is overtaken. So... is there some long forgotten symbiotic relationship between mold, fruit and us that used to be part of our healthy immune system or at the very least an addition to our nutrition? I'm thinking yes, and I'm interested to find it.

  • Adrian Brogan - Channel Youtube
    Adrian Brogan - 11 months ago