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Sep 21, 2013 03:44 AM

How to delay mold of Pita bread

I like Pita breads.. they're not expensive and I believe not a lot of oil is used to make them.
But as some of you have faced it, they get mold pretty quickly!
Unless you've access to a store/bakery close by, it's hard to store Pita bread without it getting moldy.
I'm looking for tips to delay this mold onset...


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    1. re: carolinadawg

      Also keep it in the refrigerator for at least a couple of weeks with no problem

      1. re: carolinadawg

        We freeze as well and in a frozen state they pull apart from each other easily and take only a few minutes to defrost, or warm them in a dry pan for a few mins.

        We don't keep pita bread out unless we plan to use the entire pkg. at once. I don't find the bread goes moldy, but it does go stale.

        1. re: HillJ

          i have also had very good results heating the frozen pita in the toaster oven on the "toast" setting.

      2. I've never once had my pita go moldy. It lasts for weeks on my counter

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        1. re: C. Hamster

          I think it really depends on the amount of humidity in the air. Here in the NYC tristate area during summer, I can't leave packaged bread out for more than a few days without moisture collecting, soon to be followed by mold.

          1. re: C. Hamster

            some pita brands contain preservatives.
            the preservative-free type gets moldy more quickly.

          2. Depending on the weather, if it's really hot I put all my bread in the frig.