Many of us are of opinion that keeping foods in cold environments keeps them fresher for longer. Unfortunately, this is not true for all food stuffs. Not everything belongs in the fridge. People has a common belief that a colder environment may be safer and more hygienic for our food and in hot temperature it will be rotted quickly. Microorganism and bacteria increases in hot temperature.
So, all fish, meat, vegetables and cooking foods last destination is refrigerator. Here are 12 foods that you should avoid keeping in the refrigerator and why:
- Potatoes: Storing potatoes in the fridge turns the starch into the sugar causing your potato to be sweet, gritty and will discolor once cooked. Do not wash before storing as the dampness will accelerate spoilage.
- Onions: Onions should not be stored in the fridge as the moisture will soften them and cause them to become sickly, pulpy and spongy.
- Tomatoes: The chill of the icebox makes tomatoes dull and mealy. Storing tomatoes in the refrigerator damages the membrane inside the tomatoes which then alter the taste and flavor.
- Garlic: Putting them in the fridge cause them to sprout and rubbery.
- Bread: Makes the bread hard and chewy then put into refrigerator. Nobody accepted it. So, it should not refrigerate.
- Honey: Honey can crystallize and seize in cold temperature. Room temperature is ideal for this natural sweetener.
- Olive oil.
- Coffee: Store in a airtight container. Humidity in the fridge can cause a buildup of watery condensation which is not good for the flavor of ground or whole bean coffee.
- Apples, Berries and stone fruits.