Visual Reference Library - Edible Beans

Image of BEAN MOLD DAMAGE
Beans and pieces of beans which contain mold on or around the hilum, the surface and/or the cotyledon and is applicable to all classes.
A. Minimum coverage requirement for surface mold/mildew. Surface mold/mildew appearing on larger/smaller beans should be proportional._
B/C. Mold/mildew on the cotyledon. Beans containing any amount of mold/mildew on the cotyledon are damaged._
D. Minimum requirement when mold/mildew encircles the hilum._
E. Mold/mildew covering the hilum and must be completely covered._
F. Surface mold which discolors the seed coat. Illustrated is the minimum intensity and coverage requirement (proportional to the size of bean being considered).

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Last updated December 2016