7 Foods You Should Never Refrigerate
It is quite natural for all of us to want to preserve and protect foods we purchase. We always think the best way to do that is by putting them in our refrigerators, however there are certain foods which should never be placed in the fridge. These are listed below.
Bananas retain nutrients better outside the fridge. They should never be placed inside a refrigerator according to the Canadian produce Marketing Association. Bananas are better kept on the counter until they ripen. The cold temperatures actually slow down the ripening process of bananas, while the moisture and darkness in the fridge will only facilitate rotting.
Placing your onions inside your refrigerator will eventually end up turning them moldy and soft. According to the National onion Association in the US unpeeled onions should be kept out of plastic bags and fridges. Because unpeeled onions require and need air exposure for maximum life. If you have peeled an onion, then you should keep it in the fridge in a covered container.
Believe it or not placing garlic in your refrigerator will actually cause it to sprout. The garlic will also get moldy and even rubbery moreover inside your fridge the look of the garlic will rarely change. This means you won’t be able to tell if it’s any good until you finally slice it open.
4. Citrus Fruits
Chill damage is a common effect of cold temperatures to the citric acid based fruits like oranges or lemons. These citrus fruits need natural temperature for ripening, so keeping them inside the refrigerator hampers this process.
Eggplants are temperature sensitive which is why keeping them in a fridge can harm them once the temperature drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. It can end up damaging both flavor and texture. Keep eggplants separate from other fruits and vegetables, because they are highly sensitive to ethylene, a natural gas which accelerates the ripening process.
Honey will stay good almost forever therefore storing it in your cooler doesn’t make sense. Honey is a naturally preserved food so it needs no help from us. Ironically enough placing honey in your refrigerator will in fact speed up the sugar crystallization process, resulting in it becoming almost dough like in form, thus making it harder or nearly impossible to scoop or use.
Pickle is often found in refrigerators but leave them outside and give your fridge some free space. Pickles are high on preservatives, so as pickles used as preservatives you should not worry about its preservation without refrigeration.