In order for vegetables and fruits to stay fresh, we need to keep them in the refrigerator. However, this requirement does not apply to all foods. Fruits, vegetables, sauces and oils can lose their taste and even their nutritional value when placed in the fridge. Check the list.
Avocado has become an indispensable part of the morning breakfast, and it should be kept at room temperature outside the refrigerator until it matures. Once your avocado has matured, you can take it to the refrigerator and extend its life for a few more days. If you have cut your avocado and want to keep the other half for your next meal, pour some lemon juice over it and keep it in the airtight container.
Onion and garlic
Fresh onions and garlic are among the foods you shouldn't keep in the refrigerator. They can lose moisture and texture due to cold and dry air. You can keep your onions and garlic in a cool dark room. However, there is no problem storing the sliced ones in a refrigerator in an airtight container. In addition, if you are using canned products, you should definitely observe the storage instructions written on it.
Tomatoes stored in the refrigerator will soon lose both flavor and texture. Tomatoes, like avocados, should stay outside until they are fully ripe. Think of the most delicious tomatoes you've ever eaten. None of it was cold, was it? It is also important to keep tomatoes away from sunlight.
Storage of tropical fruits such as mango, pineapple, coconut, dragon fruit and star fruit in the refrigerator may cause them to not mature enough. Just like tomatoes and avocados, you should allow tropical fruits to ripen by keeping them at room temperature. Banana is also one of the fruits that should be stored outside. If you notice that they are beginning to darken, you can refrigerate and use them in your smoothies to prolong their life.
All seed fruits such as apricots, nectarines and peaches should be stored at room temperature because the refrigerator dries them. Pome fruits should be kept in a cool place away from direct sunlight.
Keeping the oil in a cold place causes it to solidify and lose its flavor. However, you should not keep your oil in a hot place to prevent it from spoiling. A cool and dark place will be the right choice.
Sauces such as ketchup or mustard should also be stored at room temperature. Thus, high sugar, salt and vinegar contents are preserved. The same is true for many salad dressings, hot sauces, jams and soy and fish sauces.