Most people tend to think of the refrigerator as a good tool to preserve foods for as long as possible. With some foods, that’s actually true. Without the fridge we can keep dairy products, meat, and/or many other types of products. Refrigerators are a true modern miracle that revolutionized the life of families and the way they eat.
But it turns out, there are some foods that actually lose their freshness in refrigerators. Sometimes chilling food changes the texture or diminishes the flavor.
Here are ten items you should never put in your fridge. You may be surprised by some of these, especially #5 if you’ve been putting it in the fridge, you probably have not tasted a truly delicious one of these.
Potatoes are best stored in a dark and cool environment, but the refrigerator is little bit way too cold. The chill will start to break down the starch in the potatoes and that can cause a gritty texture that is not healthy and unpleasant to eat.
The starch can also begin to turn to sugar in the refrigerators, further impacting the good flavor of potatoes.
Onions actually will spoil very quickly in the refrigerator more than on the counter. They’ll get mushy and moldy before you know it. It’s useful to store onions at regular temperatures in the room, but hide them of effects of direct sunlight.
Once the onions are cut and peeled , and you want to refrigerate it. Just put it in a sealable bag and store it in the vegetables drawer.
Garlic tends to kind of lose its flavor when putted or stored in the fridges. To maintain that good and pungent taste, keep it in a dry and cool container with a little bit of ventilation.
A paper bag is a pretty good example. But garlic actually does still begin to degrade and lose its properties once its head is broken. Be sure to use those cloves within about 10 days.
Whole melons, such as watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew, taste good a little bit especially when stored at room temperature.
Some researchs suggest that refrigerating melon will actually degrade the antioxidants content more quickly, so eating it at room temperature will make that fruit tasty and healthier, too. After cutting, you can still store melon in the fridge but just for about 3-4 days.
Honey can crystallize when putted and kept in the refrigerator. It becomes virtually solid and kind of grainy, so it is quit difficult to use as well as a little bit unpleasant.
Honey when it is stored at room temperature can be kept for a really long time. Solidified honey can be recovered by simply warming the bottle in warm water.
Bread is generally speaking perishable, it just doesn’t last long before molding. A lot of people put it in refrigerators to stave off some mold growth, and in some cases it does help in that sense. But putting bread in refrigerator also can dry it out so you can not enjoy it anyways.
Bread is best stored in the pantry or in a bread drawer. If you need to extend a little bit its lifetime, freeze it and then toast slices as you need.
Nuts when putted in refrigerator can actually extend their life because it prevent the oils from becoming rancid, but even so, you dont want to eat them chilled because they can lose their distinctive good flavor as well as absorb the odors of other foods in the refrigerator.
Nuts are best stored in the airtight containers at room temperature. To revive nuts that have been stored in refrigerator, before eating try to toast them in a dry pan.
If you are a lover of coffee, you know that there is a difference between bad coffee and great coffee.
Storing beans in refrigerator, either ground or whole, can cause watery condensations to be builded-up, and that can make under-whelming brew. Instead keep those beans in an airtight container at room temperature.
While many products does better in the refrigerator, tomatoes are great when stored on the counter. Chilling all tomatoes strips their flavor and can make the texture mealy.
If tomatoes are under-ripe, you can put them on a some sunny windowsill. If they begin to over–ripen it is best to cook them, after that they can be stored in the fridge.
10. Hot Sauce
It’s alright to store hot sauce in refrigerators, but it actually steal some of the spicy heat of the peppers. And there is no real need to chill hot sauce in order preserve it.
There is plenty of vinegar for preventing bacterial growth.
Simply keeping these foods/items in on the counter, the pantry, or in a drawer can improve their texture, flavor, and longevity. However, chilling these foods is recommended after they have been cooked or cut.
Additionally, refrigerators can preserve already-ripe fruits for a few days, but remember that fruits actually does not ripen well there. We hope this infos will help you begin to enjoy your food in a way you didn’t know is possible!