Creator: Claudia lamascolo
Foods not to refrigerate
Foods You Shouldn't Refrigerate
Potatoes: The cold temperatures in your fridge will actually turn potatoes' starch into sugars, giving it a sweet flavor when you cook them, they don't taste good at all. These can be stored at room temperature.
Tomatoes: If you've tried this, you probably know why Tomatoes shouldn't be stored in the fridge. They get really mushy and flavorless. Leave them out.
Honey: A lot of people put honey in the fridge, but this will thicken it up and it doesn't require refrigeration to stay good. you can put this in the pantry.
Onions: Onions will last longer in the fridge, but not without cost. Like tomatoes, your onions will soften a bit if you put them in the fridge, and they won't be quite as crisp. Also, they'll make your other food smell like onions. Keep them out of the fridge at room temperature, and away from your potatoes—close proximity can make the onions go bad quicker.
Peanut Butter: Apart from some organic varieties, you can keep peanut butter in the pantry and it'll be fine. Not to mention it'll be easier to spread.
Bread: If you leave bread in the fridge, it'll start to get a tougher texture, which isn't always desirable. I freeze mine for longer life and take out what I need.
Bananas: Most people store these outside of the fridge, which is fine. If you put them in the fridge, they'll turn black.
Baked Goods: Like bread, chilling baked goods will make them last longer, but at a small cost: they'll go stale faster. Unless they contain some sort of filling that requires refrigeration (like custard), you don't have to put them in the fridge, leave them out and eat them fast!
Oils: Oils will thicken up and get cloudy in the fridge, though this goes away when you take them out. With the exception of nut oils (which must be refrigerated), you don't need refrigerate them, though.
Apples: Apples are good for about a week stored at room temperature, but you can store them in the fridge for longer. All that really matters here is how fast you eat them and whether you
Great tips, Claudia!
Very helpful. Thanks.
Thanks Claudia, I keep all of these out but I never knew why. I am smarter, thanks to you.
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