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How to delay mold of Pita bread

chow_rk Sep 21, 2013 03:44 AM

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...


  1. carolinadawg Sep 21, 2013 04:28 AM

    Wrap it well and freeze it. Works great for all bread.

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    1. re: carolinadawg
      ttoommyy Sep 21, 2013 04:30 AM

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

      1. re: carolinadawg
        HillJ Sep 21, 2013 11:08 AM

        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
          westsidegal Sep 21, 2013 07:41 PM

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

      2. C. Hamster Sep 21, 2013 10:58 AM

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

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        1. re: C. Hamster
          ttoommyy Sep 21, 2013 07:07 PM

          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
            westsidegal Sep 21, 2013 07:42 PM

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

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            treb Sep 22, 2013 04:22 PM

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

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