We commonly talk about the dangers of mold and the negative effects it can have on your health. The truth is though, mold is literally everywhere and most mold is actually good for you. Mold is found in many of the foods we eat and the medicines we use and is beneficial to our wellbeing. Let’s take a look at some of the common types of mold that is good for you!
Mold in Food
When we say molds in food almost everyone will automatically think of blue cheese. Well, this is true, blue cheese is one of the most famous mold containing foods and you know what, it’s delicious! Mold is in other foods too, there are a number of different cheeses that contain mold. Mushrooms are a fungus which is a type of mold. Many foods develop surface molds after a day!
Mold in Medicine
Similar to blue cheese, the most common medicine attributed to mold is penicillin. Penicillin is an antibiotic that was founded in 1928 and it was and still is considered a wonder drug. Guess what, we have mold to thank for penicillin and many other antibiotics.
Molds are used today, especially in some manufacturing industries to aid in the chemical reaction process. Enzymes are molds that can be used to speed up certain processes and these can be beneficial for industrial manufacturing needs.
As mentioned, mold is everywhere, and in the environment, mold helps in the breakdown of materials returns them to earth. In the decaying process, mold can grow on the hosts and help recycle organic material and nutrients back into the environment, so mold is good for the world!
If you have any more questions about the different kinds of beneficial mold, contact the mold experts at BGS Environmental today!