Spoilage is often accompanied by mold. Food can change in taste and shape after spoilage, and it can develop green or white spots on the moldy surface. Normally, we think mold is bad for us, so we just throw it away. But that's not always true. For example, some molds are good for making cheese.
A mold is a kind of fungus that can be found everywhere in nature.
Mold is usually visible to the naked eye, but what we see is only the surface mold, its roots may be buried deep in food. Mold needs moist, warm organic matter as a medium to grow, so food is the ideal first choice. Therefore, in order to prevent the growth of mold and microorganisms that cause food spoilage, common food preservation techniques include pickling, freezing, and drying.
Moreover, mold can develop on almost any food if it is not kept properly. But fresh food is more prone to mold because of its high water content. In addition, mold can grow in any production process where food is grown, harvested, stored, or processed.
Keeping food storage areas clean is crucial because spores of moldy food can build up in refrigerators and other public storage spaces.
Here are some effective ways to prevent mold in food:
Clean the refrigerator regularly and clean the inside of the refrigerator every once in a while.
Keep dishcloths, sponges and other cleaning utensils clean.
Buy ingredients in quantities and eat them in time.
Keep perishables or foods with a short shelf life in the fridge.
Food storage containers must be clean and airtight.
Do not have leftovers, if there are leftovers to deal with in time.
Freeze foods you don't intend to eat.
Place the dehumidifier near the food storage cabinet and keep the environment clean and dry.