Five Foods That You Can Not Keep in Your Refrigerator

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Refrigerator functions as a cabinet that is used for storage of foods to make it more durable. This understanding is what often makes a lot of people carelessly puts all kinds of vegetables and fruits into it.

Actually, not all fruits and vegetables are supposed to be stored in the refrigerator. Some even have characters that are easily damaged when  they are in contact with cold temperatures. So you need to be careful when storing foods in the refrigerator.

You should also always keep your refrigerator clean, as it could become a nest for bacteria.

Well, here are five types of fruit and vegetables that should be stored outside the refrigerator, according to Shine.

Tomatoes
Tomato is actually in the category of fruits, even though its character may be closer to vegetables. If you’ve planted them, you may know that tomatoes love heat and hate cold. Refrigerator is not an ideal place to store tomatoes.

Storing it in the fridge will only make the tomatoes shrivel. In this condition it may still be good enough to be cooked, but not favor if consumed directly as fresh food. Better keep them on the kitchen table dry protected from direct exposure to sunlight.

Basil
Like tomatoes, basil also do not like cold exposure. Storing them too long in the refrigerator will only make it wither prematurely. After buying a bunch of basil, you should place it in a container or cup of water, like arranging flowers in a vase.

Be sure to change the water every day. Let the water soak up the basil. While the leaves with a plastic cover vent holes to keep the humidity. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight.

Potatoes
The character of potatoes really like cool temperature, not cold. The most ideal is to store at temperatures around 10 degrees Celsius. Storing potatoes in the refrigerator will convert starch into sugar more quickly, thereby potentially affect the flavor, and texture.

Instead, store potatoes in the kitchen drawer by first wrapping it with a paper bag. Why not a plastic bag? Because paper gives more opportunity for potatoes to breathe than plastic, thus preventing it to decay faster.

Onion
Avoid storin in damp places like the refrigerator. Storing onions in the refrigerator will damage the thin layer of skin that protects the surface. Should save it in a dry place with good air circulation.

Lack of air circulation is also potential to make them tastes bitter and broken during processing. You should also not kept it close to food products that emit water vapor and gases, such as potatoes.

Avocado
This is included as fruit that is not easy to cook after being picked from the tree. So, if you buy avocados with a surface that is still hard, do not keep in the refrigerator. Storage in the refrigerator will only slow the ripening process. Storing avocados in the refrigerator is recommended only for those which are already very mature.

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