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Eating Stale Food
Mostly not: Most food gets stale from drying and fat oxidation. Some get stale from outright spoilage growing mold and bacterial contamination. The dry, fat oxdidated food might taste unpleasant but is not harmful. But the spoiled food should be discarded as it might contain toxins or bacterial that could be harmful. ...Read more
Chance of infection: The longer food sits the more likely to have bacterial growth. The vitamin and enzyme content also tends to decrease. In addition fats in food get rancid over time and can end up being toxic. Choosing fresher foods is preferable (except for foods that are intentionally aged). ...Read more
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