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Old 10-25-2005, 03:05 PM
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Default Fungus in bread

Mold cannot make its own food and so it has to use the food made by other plants.
Mold is made up of tiny threads that cover the the food it uses.
The mold you can sometimes see growing on bread uses the starch in the bread.

For mold to grow it needs warmth, moisture and a shady place.
When the skin of fruit has been damaged you will often find that mold grows.
Mold is killed when heated to boiling point - one way to preserve fruit is to heat it in tight cans or jars.
Mold cannot grow at temperatures below freezing - another way to preserve food is to keep it frozen.

Hope that helped , Good Luck!
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