10 things you shouldn't put in the fridge

Did you know some food products have much better nutritional and taste qualities if they are not kept in the refrigerator?

1y ago

There are a lot of things you shouldn't keep in the fridge, but probably do. But you'll benefit from a better taste and better nutritional qualities if you follow this advice.

1. Potato

Keeping potatoes in the fridge can turn the starch they contain into sugar. Result: a grainy texture after cooking, not good!

Keep your potatoes in a cool place (but not too cool!), Dry, protected from light, and in a canvas or paper bag rather than a plastic bag.

2. Tomato

We almost all do it, and yet it's better to avoid putting tomatoes in the fridge.

Indeed, the cold tends to make the tomato soft, bland and floury, because it damages the cell wall membranes of the vegetable.

It is best to keep your tomatoes at room temperature, away from light.

3. Garlic

Garlic does not like the cold! By keeping it in the fridge, it is likely to germinate and go rubbery!

It is best to place it in a dark, ventilated and dry place, where it can be kept for several months.

4. Avocado

If you put an avocado in the refrigerator, its flesh may turn black. In addition, you can always wait for it to ripen! But it's better to leave it in the open air.

A small trick to ripen it faster: place it next to a banana (or in a paper bag with a ripe banana to speed up the process). It releases ethylene, which ripens the fruit faster.

However, to keep a half avocado in the fridge, sprinkle with lemon or olive oil to avoid blackening.

5. Chocolate

When chocolate is refrigerated, a thin white film forms on the surface. It is fat that rises under the effect of cold.

This phenomenon does not prevent its consumption, but the chocolate will lose flavor.

Store it at room temperature and away from light.

6. Melon and watermelon

When we think melon and watermelon, we think "refreshing".

However, it is better not to put them in the fridge because they will lose antioxidants and flavor.

Melon and watermelon should be stored at room temperature and in a dry place and consumed quickly when placed in the fridge.

7. Cucumber

In the fridge, the cucumber loses its crunchiness.

In contact with the cold, it will wither faster, and lose flavor.

Once started, you can put it in the fridge, but protect it with food film to keep it crisp!

8. Basil

Basil is not kept in the fridge, but in a glass of water.

In the fridge, it may fade very quickly and absorb other odors.

You can however keep it chiseled in the freezer to always have a little in case.

9. Bread

Some people keep their bread in the refrigerator. It's a mistake!

In the cool, it hardens and dries very quickly.

Wrap it in a dry cloth or in a bread box.

10. Egg

Contrary to what one might think, since all refrigerators have a compartment for eggs, it is better to keep the eggs in their box, at room temperature.

Placed in the cool, their shell absorbs odors and their taste is altered.

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Comments (10)

  • This list doesnโ€™t work very well for people in tropical countries, unfortunately. If I keep any of these outside the fridge, they go bad in like 2 days. At my place, chocolate literally turns into fondue if I leave it out of the fridge for more than 30 minutes.

      1 year ago
  • I never agreed on the egg story. They don't absorb anything in my fridge. I was surprised about tomatoes and cucumbers though.

      1 year ago
  • Anyone who puts chocolate in the fridge clearly doesn't like to taste their chocolate. Tomatoes surprised me though!

      1 year ago
  • I am an offender in 9 out of 10 ๐Ÿ˜ Fair points but for many of them (watermelon being the best example I reckon), a longer life span is sometimes preferable!

      1 year ago
  • There's only 10?

      1 year ago