FOODS THAT DON’T NEED TO BE REFRIGERATED

Some foods are best to stay in a room temperature, instead of being refrigerated.  It doesn’t only destroy the flavor but also reduces their nutritional value.

 

 

Avocados

Avocados will stop ripening completely in the refrigerator.

Bananas

Bananas will go black if you put them in refrigerator and it affects the flavor

 

Bread

Refrigeration causes the bread to dry out quickly and it actually turn stale faster.

 

Coffee

Coffee beans and ground easily absorb moisture from the area, and cause a buildup of condensation which reduces aroma and flavor of the coffee.  Coffee may absorb on the odor of other food in the refrigerator.  It’s best in an airtight container.

 

Garlic

The cold temperature causes mold to develop and start deteriorating.  It reduces the consistency and flavor of garlic.

 

Herbs

Herbs in a refrigerator wilt faster.  To keep them fresh and crisp, you could just put them in a water-filled container in your kitchen.

 

Honey

Refrigeration will cause the honey to crystalize.  It’s best at room temperature.

 

Jam and Jellies

They can be stored without refrigeration, even after opening.  They contain high amount of preservatives.

 

Oils

Placing them in a refrigerator causes the oil to solidify.

 

Onions

Whole onions will turn mushy and moldy in the refrigerator.  However, you can store chopped or sliced onions in a sealed container or bag in your refrigerator for a few days.

 

Peanut Butter

This doesn’t need refrigeration.  Store it in a cool spot.

 

Potatoes

Refrigerating them and cook in a higher temperature is harmful for your health and increase the risk of cancer.  It produces higher level of chemical called acrylamide.  Cold temperature affects their flavor.

 

Sweet Fruits

Cold temperature and humidity affect their quality and flavor.  It’s best to keep them in a room temperature.

 

Tomatoes

Tomatoes lose their flavor and texture when refrigerated.  Cold temperature stops the ripening process and you will get mushy tomato.  But if you find that they’re getting over ripe, you put them in a refrigerator to last for a day or two.

 

Watermelon

 Refrigerating water melons will reduce their antioxidants.  They have more antioxidants when stored in a room temperature.