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Old 03-12-2007, 03:03 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Candocook
What toxins would be in a nut? Nuts get rancid. They can even be eaten if rancid--not good, but nutrition is there. I just have never heard of any nut toxins in my pathogenic microbiology classes. But I am certainly ready to learn about them.
Open your microbiology text and look at the toxins produced by molds - which can grow on nuts, grains, legumes, rice .... some are absolutely deadly!

To open a nut (or in this case with a peanut- a legume), see it is rotten, and eat it anyway is somewhere between brave, foolhardy, stupid and suicidal - IMHO.

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Old 03-12-2007, 04:43 AM   #12
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some Interesting Data:

Molds On Food: Are They Dangerous?
Aflatoxins: essential data

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Old 03-12-2007, 06:03 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Candocook
But I don't think the nuts were to blame--awfully small amount of stuff. And I have had pesto in my fridge for months--used the last of it on a sandwich this week.
Just because "something" happens it may not have been caused by "something else".
Trust me Candocook, it was the walnuts.

I made this posting as a warning to others. I have a life time certificate in safe food handling techniques. I could not detect that these walnuts would make me sick. When I ate them, they tasted stale, that's all. If I had been desperate for food, I would have eaten the whole bag. I'm not into eating stale tasting food, that is really why I threw the bag away.

Thanks all for your concern and insights, I really appreciate them.

And remember, in the song, Found a Peanut, the kid only ate ONE peanut and it killed him.
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:18 AM   #14
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Blech! Nasty Beth. Glad thats over and done with, and I'm glad we don't have any walnuts for me to go look at suspiciously now. Dang they go bad fast don't they?

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