10 Ingredients you shouldn’t refrigerate
Storing certain food products in fridge may be worse due to their flavor, texture or taste changing. What will happen if you find out that certain food products can survive on room temperature? Would you still refrigerate them? Or you would immediately move them from the fridge to the pantry?
If you left tomatoes in fridge they can lose their flavor and get very mushy. It is the best to store tomatoes in plastic bags, but if you want to accelerate their ripen store them in plastic bags. If you slice one and have some leftover, put it in fridge but use it as soon as possible.
The same applies to the onion- once you cut it; keep the leftover in the fridge well-wrapped in a plastic bag. To prevent onions to become moldy and mushy store them in a cool, dark, well-ventilated place and away from tomatoes.
Instead of keeping the garlic in refrigerator, store it in a cool, dark and well-ventilated place in order not to become rubbery and moldy and to keep its wonderful flavor for longer time.
I don’t know if anyone keeps the bread in fridge, but this is good to know- refrigerating bread contributes to its faster drying. If you intend to eat the bread after couple of days, then you can store it on the counter and freeze the rest.
Cold temperatures can affect negatively on potatoes-starch rapidly turns into sugar which gives the potatoes an off flavor. Therefore, keep them in a paper bag in a cool, dark place.
The best for the honey is to keep it tightly covered in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight instead of refrigerating. Thus, you will prevent its crystallizing.
Refrigerating fresh basil is not recommended because it loses its flavor and aroma. Just keep it in a glass of fresh water on your counter.
Cold temperatures affects negatively when it comes to ripening of the fruit, so if you want to accelerate its ripening leave it out at room temperature. Then eat immediately. But don’t keep it too long in the fridge because it might overripe and get moldy.
It is not necessary to keep the hot sauce in the fridge even after you have opened it. Even better is to keep it in your pantry due to its amount of spices and preservatives.
No matter what type of oil you use, still refrigerating will cause it to solidify into a butter-like consistency. Storing the oil at room temperature in a cool and dark place is perfectly safe.
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