Did you know some foods lose flavor and texture if they are refrigerated? Break the common misconception and keep these 10 Foods You Should Never Refrigerate fresher and tastier longer.
It’s a common misconception that all foods, with the exception of canned and boxed foods, stay fresher longer in the refrigerator. Did you know that some foods actually lose their fresh flavor and spoil more quickly in the refrigerator? Break the common misconception and keep these 10 Foods You Should Never Refrigerate fresher and tastier longer.
- Avocados – Don’t store that unripe avocado in the refrigerator before you use it. Store it in a bag or basket on your countertop instead. Once it has been opened, you’ll need to store the unused portion in the refrigerator though or it will go bad.
- Basil – If you put fresh basil in the fridge, it will wilt really quickly! Place it in a glass of water out of direct sun instead.
- Bread – Unless you will use up the bread quickly, don’t put it in the refrigerator. It will dry out very fast and become stale.
- Tomatoes – Refrigerate tomatoes and you will lose their juicy flavor and all of the freshness. Store them on the countertop instead to keep that fresh from the garden flavor.
- Onions – The moisture that is in the fridge will turn your onions soft and mushy.
- Garlic – Garlic will sprout from the moisture in the refrigerator and it will even mold making it unusable. Keep in a dark cool place like the pantry to maximize freshness.
- Honey – Your honey will crystalize when you put it in the fridge. Store it in a dark place like the cupboard.
- Olive Oil – The oil will harden and condense if stored in the refrigerator.
- Coffee – Whole or ground beans will lose flavor and absorb other smells in the refrigerator ruining the deliciousness of your favorite morning blend.
- Potatoes – The cold air will turn the potato’s starch into sugar which changes the texture of the potato.
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Disclosure: The author of this article is not a trained medical professional, nor a dietician. All of the information in this post is based on research, doctor recommendations, and personal experience.