20 foods that “say no” to the refrigerator

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Housewives believe that food stored in the refrigerator will last longer. However, this is not entirely true. Here are 20 foods you shouldn’t keep in the fridge.

1. Herbs

 

Herbs should not be stored in the refrigerator.

Herbs should not be stored in the refrigerator. Because when stored in the refrigerator, they will absorb the smell of other foods, losing their original flavor. And moreover, they will wilt quickly if kept in the refrigerator. Therefore, if you store it in the refrigerator, it is better to put it in a sealed plastic bag.

2. Rice

Putting rice in the refrigerator will cause the rice to dry out, freeze and lose its taste, making it difficult to eat. Will not be good for the digestive system and not appetizing.

3. Processed foods

Processed foods such as bacon, ham and other cured meats should not be stored in the refrigerator. It should be kept in a place with cool air to help food not lose its flavor. Because these foods when stored at low temperatures will cause the meat to have a bad smell.

4. Watermelon

 

Watermelon if stored in the refrigerator will lose antioxidants.

Many housewives still have the habit of storing watermelon in the refrigerator because they think eating watermelon will be cooler. However, this is a misconception, if stored in the refrigerator, watermelon will lose antioxidants – substances that are beneficial to health and fight many diseases.

5. Chocolate

If storing chocolate in the refrigerator, there will be steam on the surface, creating a humid environment for bacteria to grow, which when eaten will be harmful to health. To store chocolate in the refrigerator, it is best to put it in a vacuum bag and then put it in the freezer.

6. Smoked pork leg

Many people think that, if stored in the refrigerator, smoked pork leg meat will help the meat to be firmer and more delicious to eat. But the reality is that it will cause the fat in it to coagulate, resulting in the meat hardening or falling apart. Therefore, you should not put pork leg meat in the refrigerator to avoid losing the value of the dish.

7. Bananas

 

Store bananas in a low temperature environment, bananas will take a long time to ripen and turn black.

Folks prefer to incubate bananas at a higher temperature than the outside environment so that bananas can ripen quickly and have beautiful colors. Therefore, if bananas are stored in a low temperature environment, bananas will take a long time to ripen and turn black quickly.

8. Oil, grease

Storing cooking oil in the refrigerator will cause the oil on the inside to freeze, or a hard layer of scum will appear on the surface. So making it difficult to use, you have to take a long time to melt the fat before it can be used for cooking.

9. Fish sauce

According to nutrition experts, at normal temperature, lucky water can be preserved for 3 years. Therefore, you do not need to store it in the refrigerator because it will lose the pure taste of lucky water.

10. Coffee

One of the best tips to deodorize the refrigerator is to use coffee or coffee grounds to put in the refrigerator. Because coffee can absorb the smell of foods in the refrigerator. So when storing coffee in the refrigerator, it is easy to lose the original flavor of coffee.

11. Tomatoes

Tomatoes, if stored at too low a temperature, will damage the internal bonds, resulting in soft spongy when eaten, and will no longer have a delicious taste.

12. Scallions, dried onions, onions

 

Onions if left in the refrigerator for too long will be moldy.

 

Onions if left in the refrigerator for too long will be moldy, soft, lose their scent as well as negatively affect health.

13. Potatoes

Potatoes, if stored at room temperature, can be used within a month. When stored in the refrigerator, the low temperature environment will harden the starch inside the potatoes, when cooking the potatoes will not be flexible and soft, so it is difficult to eat.

14. Bread

Do not store bread in the refrigerator because it will cause the cake to freeze and lose its original aroma. When eating, it will no longer taste delicious and lose many necessary nutrients.

15. Honey

Honey if stored at normal temperature will last 1-2 years. But if you store honey in the refrigerator, it will cause the honey to solidify and crystallize into sugar, leading to dehydration, which is difficult to use.

16. Garlic

Garlic, if stored at normal temperature, will retain its flavor and avoid mold. The temperature in the refrigerator is humid, with water, which will create conditions for mold to grow, causing garlic to quickly rot and lose its taste.

17. Avocado

 

Leaving avocados too long in the refrigerator will turn black and rot before ripening.

 

Never store unripe avocados in the refrigerator as this will not keep them fresh for long, but will prevent them from ripening. Leaving avocados too long in the refrigerator will turn black and rot before ripening.

18. Pumpkin

The fruits of the cucurbit family, if stored at normal temperature, will keep for a few months. So it is not necessary to put squash in the refrigerator to preserve.

19. Cucumber

Storing cucumbers in the refrigerator will cause cucumbers to lose their natural nutrients. If left for a long time, the melon will be damaged, eating will no longer taste as delicious as the original.

20. Chili Sauce

The shelf life of chili sauce can last up to 3 years if stored at normal temperature. Therefore, it is not necessary to store chili sauce in the refrigerator, because it will make the chili sauce harden and spoil faster.

Above is a list of common foods you should pay attention to when storing, especially in the refrigerator to ensure safety for health. Hopefully this list will help you have a better way to preserve food. 

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