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15 foods you shouldn’t keep in the fridge

15 foods you shouldn’t keep in the fridge

After shopping, we tend to put most foods in the refrigerator so that they stay fresh for a long time and don’t spoil. It even applies to foods like eggs, ketchup, or oil, although they can’t be found fresh in supermarkets.


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In this case, take the example of supermarkets, because not all food products keep better in the fridge.

These 15 foods have no place in the fridge:

1. Peppers

Peppers lose their freshness and crunch when they are fresh. They are best stored at room temperature in the kitchen or in a paper bag.

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2. Olive oil

If you think that storing your olive oil in the fridge is a good idea, you are wrong. This can create unappetizing lumps. Store it away from light in a kitchen cupboard. You can keep it that way for months.

3. Butter

The butter that comes out of the fridge is often too hard to spread on bread. However, thanks to its high fat content and low water content, it is less susceptible to the spread of bacteria than other dairy products and can therefore also be stored outside the refrigerator. To do this, use airtight butter tins, as the air causes the butter to deteriorate faster.

Keep your butter cool during the summer to prevent it from getting lost.

4. Pickles

Pickles contain enough sodium, a natural preservative, to keep them for a long time. The only reason to keep them in the fridge is because we like to eat them fresh. Even open jars can be left outside without a problem.

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5. Nuts

Nuts like high temperatures because that’s when their taste really develops, that’s why they shouldn’t be kept cold. Moreover, certain types of nuts have the particularity of absorbing odors from the refrigerator.

6. Bread and other baked goods

Many still keep their bread cool to prevent it from spoiling, but the cold dries it out quickly. It is best stored in a bread box or in a dark cabinet. But make sure that air can circulate in it to prevent mold.

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7. Chocolate

Chocolate does not like temperatures that are too high or too low. In the fridge, the cocoa butter solidifies which forms a white film on the chocolate bars. It is not harmful and does not change the taste, but it makes you want less. In addition, chocolate absorbs odors from the fridge, so it is better to store it in a cupboard away from light, it will be all the better.

8. Peaches

Hard peaches are often not quite ripe and take a few days to be good to eat. However, if you put them in the refrigerator, the ripening process will be interrupted. Store them at room temperature, without washing them, stem side down, so they can ripen faster.

9. Sauces

Ketchup, mustard, and other sauces often contain vinegar, salt, and sugar, which are great preservatives. Thus, even opened, they do not need to be put in the refrigerator, they can be kept in the cupboard, protected from light for several months.

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10. Lemon

Lemon, along with other citrus fruits, are native to warm regions and cannot tolerate cold. If you put them in the refrigerator, you are exposing them to thermal shock, which can prevent them from ripening and damaging them. It is better to keep them in contact with ambient air.

11. Basil

Fresh basil has no place in the fridge because it spoils the leaves. To prevent them from wilting, you can put them in a glass of water and cover them with a plastic bag. Herbs like parsley or cilantro, on the other hand, can be stored in the refrigerator.

12. Exotic fruits

Exotic fruits such as bananas, mangoes or papayas love heat and rot faster in the refrigerator. Better to leave them in a fruit basket on the kitchen table.

13. Carrots

Carrots should be stored in a slightly cooler place, but they quickly become soft in the refrigerator. If you store them outside, be careful not to put them with ripe tomatoes, pears or apples, as they can develop a bitter and unpleasant taste. To keep them in the fridge for weeks, place them in a jar of water. This will allow them to stay fresh and crunchy for a long time.

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14. The cucumber

Fresh cucumber should also not be stored in a place that is too cold, as it is sensitive and can quickly wilt in the refrigerator. It keeps best at room temperature.

15. The sausage

You can store sausages for months without refrigerating them. It is best to keep it hanging in a slightly cooler and well ventilated place. Wrapped sausage slices or cold cuts, on the other hand, should be stored in the refrigerator and consumed within days of opening the package.

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Storing food properly is almost a science in itself, and the refrigerator isn’t always the best solution. Perishable foods like fish and dairy products certainly have their place here. But the foods mentioned in this article, no. If you know how to store your food, it will last longer and you will save more space in your refrigerator.

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Source: brightside, spiegel

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