Refrigerating certain foods may turn out to be a bad choice for the simple reason there are several foods that are better stored in cool and dry surrounding.
Here is a list of foods that do not need refrigeration at all.
Bread will last longer in the cupboard than when stored in the fridge. Bread stored in fridge becomes dry and goes bad much more quickly.
Try storing it in a cool, dry place. A bread bin or bread bags would be a good start.
Chilling tomatoes below 12°robs them of the ability to produce aroma or good taste. In other words, the cold temperature turns their starch into sugar. They won’t taste good at all.
According to good housekeeping whole melons don’t need to be in the fridge. storage at room temp might even help keep the antioxidants more intact.
However, once cut you can covert it well and refrigerate for a maximum of four days.
Potatoes contain starch which will turn unto sugar once refrigerated.
When baked or fried, these sugars combine with the amino acid asparagine and produce the chemical acrylamide, which is thought to be harmful.
Well, onions need to be kept away from moisture because they will harbor moulds.
If one decides to refrigerate, he or she must ensure that the onions are peeled.
However, you will have to deal with the smell your fridge will be producing because of the onions.
When put in cold place honey hardens and crystallizes thus making it impossible to pour unless left out to thaw.
Why refrigerate honey yet it can stay fresh up to two years. By the same token, you will have to deal with the smell your fridge will start producing when you elect to store honey therein.
Coffee beans and grounded absorb the smells from their surroundings and you don’t want coffee that tastes funny from losing its flavour.
The best practice is to keep your coffee in an airtight container outside of the fridge.
The cold temperatures will turn them mushy and black as they do not have a natural defense in the cold.
To preserve the powerful flavor.
Store garlic cloves in a cool, dry and ventilated container to preserve the powerful flavor.
Nuts like almonds, hazel nuts and cashew nuts are best stored in a cool and dry place in airtight containers.
While colder temps help prevent the natural oils in nuts from going rancid, the cool environment can stifle the nutty flavor.
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