As the heatwave continues here in the UK, and in fact shows no sign of waning during the next week or so, we thought we would look at a topical subject about which foods should not under any circumstances be put in your fridge. There is a tendency during the hot weather to get home from the shops and stuff nearly everything you have bought into the fridge but this can have a very negative impact on many foods. Here is a list of just a few of those foods:
Put These Foods In The Refrigerator At Your Peril!
- Bananas – Bananas will stop ripening when you refrigerate them and the cold temperature will actually make them rotten at a much quicker rate.
- Potatoes – If you put potatoes in the fridge they can become rather bitter and the starch in them turns to sugar. Better to keep them in a cool, dry place and take any plastic packaging they may have around them off as they will sweat and go off quicker in the packaging.
- Onions – Onions love the circulation of fresh air around them so if you put them in the fridge they will turn soft and go rotten, keep them out of the fridge and free of any packaging around them once again.
- Avocado – Like the banana an avocado will never ripen in the fridge and an avocado seems to lose its lovely flavour when it comes out cold from the refrigerator.
- Bread – Bread will become stale and hard very quickly in too cold temperatures so if you have a bread bin use it for bread!!
- Tomatoes – It is a cardinal sin to put a tomato in the fridge, they often go watery, they will not ripen effectively and so will lose all that glorious flavour.
- Honey – Honey needs a cool, dark place to sit in but the coldness of a fridge will end up crystallising it, if you want your honey runny and gooey keep it away from your fridge.
- Olive Oil – Olive oil will turn thicker when placed in a fridge and will lose the consistency that makes it such a great base for cooking with.
- Apricots – Lots of different fruits like apricots, peaches and plums etc should not be placed in a fridge as the ripening process will slow to a halt and it is when a fruit is fully ripe that it has its full flavour.
- Peanut butter – Unlike jams, peanut butter is not suited to too cold temperatures as it tends to go hard and dry up, if you want to keep your peanut butter and smooth and easy to spread keep it at room temperature.
- Pickles – Many people put pickles in their fridge but there is really no need as they are very high in preservatives and can last for many a moon at room temperature.
- Eggs – Eggs are another food item that people regularly put in their fridge but they will not go off any faster outside the fridge and there is no doubt they lose some of their flavour when they are kept in too cold temperatures.
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