Fruity mischief!




Do you love figs?

Eating fig fruit is a delicious and satisfying experience.

The fruit is sweet and juicy.

It has a unique texture and earthy undertones. You also have seedless figs.

Figs help in digestion and are rich in potassium, Vit A & C (antioxidants) and a source of iron.

A box full of figs

A plastic box with 8 figs was purchased yesterday and kept in the fridge for freshness.

Today when I opened the box, I noticed 4 fruit’s outer surface was a bit moist and covered with this white fuzzy, powdery layer resembling freshly fallen snow.

Any health problems because of mold?

I understand that once we see a white fungus on a fig fruit (mold), better to discard  it even when it looks and smells good. (good amount of confusion between British English and American English, whether to use a mould or a mold)

The presence of mold signals that the fruit’s freshness is compromised.

Molds cause allergic reactions or respiratory problems.

Myotoxins in them can make you sick.

When you see mold on food, is it safe to cut off the moldy part and use the rest?

My advice is just to throw the food in the dustbin because you may not see the mould in the rest of the food.


Just because a fruit appears fresh and shiny, don’t jump and start biting it. Take time to study the surface of the fruit.

“Mold on fruit may seem harmless, but it’s a breeding ground for potential health risks. Exercise caution and choose wisely.” Unknown

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Mr Philo

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This post is part of John S’s Cellpic Sunday


6 thoughts on “Fruity mischief!

  1. Although I rarely eat figs since I don’t like them, I can understand why other people find them to be tasty. Regarding the mold, I don’t advise eating that fruit because the microbes spread so readily; instead, opt for a fresh apple.

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      1. Yep, I had enough time to meditate on this during my Food engineering practice. 😅

        Seeing how these microbes spread and their strength makes you think twice before indulging in a process that could harm your organism.

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