Having come home with packages of products, most of us ruthlessly send them to the refrigerator, without even knowing that for some types of vegetables and fruits, as well as other food, this is the highest measure of punishment. Extraneous odors, low temperature and many other factors can adversely affect both the appearance of the product and its properties and texture, and in some cases, storage in the refrigerator can even spoil your products. If you still think you need a refrigerator to preserve food, forget about it and read this article.
At very low temperatures, starch, which is found in potatoes, begins to transform into sugar. As a result, the potato begins to smell of rot and dampness. Store the potatoes in a paper bag in a dark, cool box. The same applies to yams.
When tomatoes are in the refrigerator for a long time, they lose their true appetizing flavor. And they become too soft.
Onions should be stored in the same way as potatoes. A paper bag and a dark cool place is ideal. In the fridge, onions become too soft and smell other foods with their scent.
Bulgarian pepper, if you are going to use it in a couple of days, you can store it in a paper bag in a dark, cool place. Put the chili pepper there.
Pumpkin is best kept at room temperature. So do not even think to send it in the fridge.
Apples lose their sweet flavor when they are in the fridge for a long time. If you want to crunch, leave the apple in the fridge half an hour before meals.
If you store garlic in a paper bag in a dark cool place, then its flavor will last several weeks.
If you cut the avocado, try to eat the whole fruit at a time. During storage, the halves lose their flavor and taste.
Citrus fruits also don't really need a fridge. Store them at room temperature, but not too close to each other, so that the fruits are not moldy.
Bananas can be stored at room temperature if you intend to get rid of them quickly. When they begin to darken, make banana bread out of them.
Berries, in principle, have not very long shelf life. Therefore, do not send them to the refrigerator. It is better to eat them immediately after purchase.
In the fridge melon becomes friable. So do not hold it there. The faster you eat it, the better. Already cut melon, of course, must be placed in the refrigerator.
Fruit with a stone
Fruits with a bone do not need a refrigerator. They ripen at room temperature. It is advisable to eat them immediately.
Bread hardens in the refrigerator faster. If you want the slices to stay fresh longer, then buy a bread box.
Bought herbs? The faster you use them, the better. A refrigerator is not the best option. Put the greens in a glass of water. Then it will remain juicy.
To keep honey tasty, fragrant and volatile, store it at room temperature. Also protect from direct sunlight.
It is better to store oils also at room temperature, but in a dark place. The fridge is not the best place for them.
Even open ketchup can successfully be stored at room temperature. Another thing is if you need exactly cold sauce, but this is a matter of taste.
Jam and preserves are also stored at room temperature. Select a place for them where direct sunlight does not fall.
Store spices in special containers in kitchen cabinets. It's comfortable. They absolutely do not need low temperatures.
Coffee also does not need a refrigerator. Keep it in the kitchen drawer. So it perfectly retains its aroma and taste.
Nuts and dried fruits
Nuts and dried fruits will also feel great at room temperature. Choose a dark cool place and store them there.
Maple syrup belongs to the category of products that are good at room temperature. In the refrigerator, it will begin to crystallize.
Canned tuna, if you have not opened the can, can also be stored at room temperature. This is even better.
Soy sauce will remain tasty even at room temperature. Choose a dark place in the kitchen cabinet and store it there.