Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 10 months ago

Can moldy black olives be salvaged?

I had no idea they would go bad.

Obviously I would rinse them very well.

I know, they are only a dollar. Dollar saved is a dollar earned.

Update:

I have a feeling the answers here would say ANYTHING out of date is automatically bad. That is not true.

Update 2:

Ok folks, the black olives are being trashed

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago
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    No because the mold spores super penetrate the entire contents not just the obvious mold. This can give you aflatoxin. However, since it is salty I might consider sorting them out and washing them. The best health practice is to feed it to the pigs if any. See if they suffer.

    • nt
      Lv 6
      10 months agoReport

      I don't know what aflatoxin is exactly but for $1, I will throw out the black olives

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  • David
    Lv 5
    9 months ago

    Black olives are already spoiled so a little mold can't hurt anything. If you want a good olive, eat the green ones.

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  • 9 months ago

    YUCK -- Well you won't save any dollar, if you get sick or have to go to the hospital for food poisoning.

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  • IvaB
    Lv 5
    10 months ago

    Out of date is NOT the same thing as mold growing on food,and most folks here know the difference.You apparently do not.

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    what could go wrong?

    • nt
      Lv 6
      10 months agoReport

      Hold my beer, right?

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  • 10 months ago

    no they cannot be "salvaged"

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  • 10 months ago

    I agree a Dollar saved is a Dollar earned.

    But..in this case this might be more appropriate..

    Penny Wise, Pound Foolish.

    This means that it may cost you more than a dollar to save that dollar!

    I would not rinse off the olives and consume them.

    If you opened the can or jar and they were moldy I would say return them.

    If you opened the can and ate some and put them in another container and kept them in the fridge for a week then just toss them.

    I have no problem opening a can that is past the "best by, use by" date as long as the can is intact. In most cases once something goes moldy I toss it. (hard cheese is an exception)

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    good thinking save a dollar and be ill for a month ( or worse)

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  • 10 months ago

    You won't save money in the emergency room.

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  • 10 months ago

    they are groos and moldy so no

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