10 food items that don’t belong in the fridge

By Anna Liza M. Teves

Hey there foodies! Did you know that some of your favorite foods don’t belong in the fridge? Yes, that’s right, and here they are:

1. Potatoes: Storing potatoes in the fridge can cause the starch to convert to sugar, making them taste sweet and altering their texture.

2. Onions: When onions are stored in the fridge, they can become soft and moldy. They also have a strong odor that can transfer to other foods.

3. Garlic: Garlic should be stored in a cool, dry place. Storing it in the fridge can cause it to sprout and become rubbery.

4. Bread: Bread can dry out and become stale quickly in the fridge. It’s best to store bread at room temperature in a bread box or airtight container.

5. Tomatoes: Storing tomatoes in the fridge can make them lose their flavor and texture. They are best stored at room temperature.

6. Avocados: Avocados are best stored at room temperature until they are ripe. Once they are ripe, they can be stored in the fridge for a few days, but storing them in the fridge before they are ripe can slow down the ripening process.

7. Honey: Honey should not be stored in the fridge as it can crystallize and become thick and grainy.

8. Hot sauce: Most hot sauces do not need to be refrigerated, as they have a high acidity level that prevents bacteria growth.

9. Coffee: Storing coffee in the fridge can cause it to absorb moisture and odors from other foods. It’s best to store coffee in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

10. Peanut butter: Most peanut butter does not need to be refrigerated. Storing it in the fridge can cause it to become hard and difficult to spread.

So next time you’re about to shove something in the fridge, take a second to think twice. Your taste buds will thank you!

But how about the vegetables you’ve shown above?

Yes, you can definitely put carrots, sayote and eggplants in the fridge to help maintain their freshness and texture. Just make sure to properly store them in an airtight container or plastic bag to prevent them from drying out or becoming wilted.

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