Does cereal grow mold?

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asked Aug 27 in Other-Food Drink by spookydascary (1,420 points)
Does cereal grow mold?

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answered Sep 13 by Christeenlia (19,080 points)
Cereal does grow mold if the cereal gets damp, moist or wet.

If the cereal is kept dry then it should not grow mold but if it's in a humid place and not kept dry or the cereal gets wet it can grow mold.

You can tell if cereal is bad when it has a rancid smell, has a bad taste, has mold on the cereal, bugs or insects in the cereal, or if the cereal has changed color.

Dry cereal that is unopened lasts for around 12 months.

As long as you keep the dry cereal dry and in a dry location it will be good for up to a year although it can remain safe to eat after that but it may not be as tasty.

If the cereal has mold, bad smell or has bugs in it then it should be thrown out.

Open cereal is good for around 6 months.

Cereal is hard to digest just like other processed foods although some types of cereals are easier to digest than others.

Plain cereals, such as corn flakes or cream of rice, are low in fat, quick to fix and easy to digest.

The cereals that are best for losing weight are.

General Mills Cheerios.
Kellogg's All-Bran.
General Mills Fiber One Original.
Kashi 7 Whole Grain Nuggets.
Kellogg's Bite Size Unfrosted Mini-Wheats.
Kashi GoLean.
Post Shredded Wheat 'n Bran.
Nature's Path Organic SmartBran.

Cereal with bananas are healthy and also makes the cereal taste better.

Adding bananas to cereal also adds vitamins, potassium and other nutrients to the cereal which makes it healthier for you.

Cereal without milk is healthy and actually eating cereal without milk can be healthier than cereal with milk due to the fat content in milk.

Although milk is also healthy for you because of the vitamins and calcium that milk contains but cereal without milk is also healthy.

Dry cereal is a good snack.

Cereal can be eaten dry or with milk or even water.

If you prefer to snack on dry cereal or just eat a bowl of dry cereal you can do so.

If you don't have milk you could put water in the cereal or you could also use other milk types such as cashew milk, oat milk, soy milk, coconut milk, almond milk, evaporated milk or powdered milk or even half and half milk.

You could also eat the cereal without milk or water and eat the cereal dry.

Cereal does not cause belly fat unless you eat the cereal with a lot of sugar or eat too much sugar with milk.

The milk and sugar could cause some belly fat or weight gain if you eat too much cereal with milk and sugar but the weight gain is usually not very much.

Eating cereal at night could make you fat if you eat cereal with a lot of sugar.

However for most people who eat cereal without any sugar they don't experience any weight gain or much weight gain.

If you eat cereal at night it can help some people sleep and on the other hand some people may wake up feeling like they are starving a few hours later or by morning because of the sugar over producing insulin.

The best cereal to eat at night are raisin bran, granola, crisp rice and corn flakes.

For warm cereal, oatmeal, quinoa or cream of wheat are good options to help you sleep at night.

Eating cereal with milk makes you sleepy because the milk in cereal has the sleep promoting tryptopphan which your brain uses to produce melatonin and serotonin which are natural sleep hormones that relax and control sleep and wake cycles.

The Carbohydrates contained in cereal also make tryptophan more available to your brain.

Cereal is OK before bed and having a bowl of cereal before bed can help you sleep and get a good nights sleep.

Cereal is a great snack or food before bed.

Cereal tastes better at night because of the  the body's internal clock, which is also known as the circadian system, causes the body to crave sweeter or saltier foods at night.

Some people find it weird to pour milk before cereal as most people pour the cereal first and then pour the milk over the cereal.

However you should make your cereal the way you want to make it no matter if someone finds it weird or not.

Either way you make you cereal is not wrong.

You should put the cereal before the milk and not the milk before the cereal.

For the perfect bowl of cereal you want to put the cereal in the bowl first and then put the milk over the cereal as it ensures the cereal is coated properly with the milk.

The right way to eat cereal is to start by pouring a small portion of cereals in the bowl, followed by a larger quantity of milk.

Eat the cereal, then add a similar portion again.

Repeat until there's no more milk left in the bowl. It's like constantly eating the top layer of a cereal bowl and never reaching the soggy phase of breakfast cereals.

The reason we eat cereal with milk is because milk contains fat which gives the cereal flavor as well as coats the cereal and keeps the cereal from getting soggy as quickly as it would with water.

Eating cereal with water is good although it's not as tasty as it is with milk.

Cereal tastes much better with milk but you can eat cereal with water if you prefer.

Cereal is meant to be eaten cold with milk.

However you can eat warm cereal if you prefer or eat the cereal without milk but cereal tastes much better and easier to eat with milk.

Cereal is a healthy breakfast as cereal is filling and nutritious but cereals are also processed which means they are not the healthiest breakfast but they certainly are not bad for you.

While cereals is often considered a nutritious choice for children and adults, many types of cereals are highly processed and rich in refined grains and added sugar.

Eating too much added sugar may contribute to a variety of chronic health conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and liver problems

Cereal is also a good healthy breakfast for weight loss because cereal diet can be rich in whole grains and fiber, which are associated with better health outcomes, including a lower risk of death from all causes and increased weight loss.

You should also eat oatmeal, bananas, other fruits, eggs, toast etc for breakfast.

Given the fact that cereal lacks many of the important nutrients responsible for keeping you full, like protein and fiber, you'll be looking for your next meal or snack in no time.

This can often lead to overeating and constant snacking, two incredibly unhealthy eating habits.

Some good healthy breakfasts are.

    Eggs. Eggs make a simple, nutritious breakfast choice.
    Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is a great option if you're looking for a quick breakfast.
    Coffee. Aside from water, coffee is the world's most popular beverage.
    Oatmeal.
    Chia seeds.
    Berries.
    Cottage cheese.
    Whole wheat toast.
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answered Oct 2 by Kroverl (1,880 points)

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Microbes need a hospitable environment in order to take hold and multiply, thereby spoiling your food. A hospitable environment requires a few things, but the relevant one here is moisture. Mold grows in moist, dark, warm places. Prevent those circumstances from becoming a problem. The use of exhaust fans in bathrooms helps by reducing the moisture in the air; opening the window also helps unless you live in a humid climate. May check services of mold removal in Brooklyn, NY

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answered Oct 2 by CHvibes (3,060 points)
Mold does grow in cereal once it's been exposed to moisture or dampness.

As long as the cereal remains sealed in a bag then it should be okay but after opening the cereal it can go bad and grow mold if not kept out of damp areas or if it's not kept away from moisture.

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