Having bought groceries in the store, and when you come home, you ruthlessly send most of them into the refrigerator, even without suspecting that some types of vegetables and fruits, as well as other products, do very well without refrigeration.
Extraneous odors, low temperatures and other factors can adversely affect both the appearance of the product and its properties and texture, and in some cases, storage in the refrigerator can even spoil your products. If you still think you need a refrigerator to preserve food, forget about it and read this article.
There are some people who believe that bread will stay fresh longer if you keep it in the fridge. You can freeze the bread, but if you keep it in the refrigerator, it will dry quickly and begin to crumble. And also because of the humidity it can lead to the development of mold. Store bread in a dry, dark place.
Onions should be stored in a place where there is good air circulation. Needless to say, the refrigerator does not fit this description. You should also keep the onions away from the potato, as this will cause the first to rot.
Cooling is the best way to kill the taste of potatoes. Instead of keeping it in the fridge, put the potatoes in a dry paper bag, but not in a plastic bag, as this contributes to the development of mold.
Avocados should not be stored in the refrigerator until it is ripe. In a ripe state, avocados can be stored in the refrigerator for about a week, and if it is not ripe, it will not become soft and oily in the refrigerator. Keep it better at room temperature.
Sauces can be perfectly stored in the pantry until their expiration date, along with the seasonings.
Storing in the fridge kills the taste of tomatoes and makes them friable. However, if you want unripe tomatoes to ripen faster, store them in a paper bag in the fridge.
It doesn't matter if you put olive oil or any other vegetable oil in the fridge, in any case it will begin to thicken and grow cloudy. In fact, only nut-based oils can be stored in the refrigerator, all the rest should be kept in a dark place.
If you keep garlic in the fridge, then dramatically reduce its life. If you keep garlic in the pantry, it will remain there for two months. In addition, by being in the fridge, the garlic can spoil the taste and mold. Once you have broken the head of garlic, it can stay fresh for 10 days.
If you keep honey in the fridge, you will end up with a thickened, crystallized substance. You can store honey outside the refrigerator, and it will remain in its original form almost indefinitely.
Melons and watermelons
If you want melon or watermelon to preserve your taste in the best possible way, then you should store them at room temperature. This will help preserve the antioxidants contained in them. However, if you cut a watermelon or melon, then you can store them in the refrigerator for three to four days.
Fruits and berries
Some fruits, such as apples, peaches, apricots and nectarines should be stored on the kitchen table so that they ripen. Cold storage can change the taste and texture of the fruit.
All pumpkin, which includes zucchini, squash, zucchini and pumpkin itself, can be safely stored in the pantry for about a month and will be even tastier than if you kept them in the refrigerator.