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Foods that Should Not be Stored in the Fridge

Foods that should not be stored in the Fridge

Storing food in the refrigerator may seem a big deal. But there is food that does not require to be stored in the refrigerator. This is because their flavor is affected once kept in the fridge. This includes; 

1. Potatoes

Cold temperatures turn potato starch into sugar. This can make the potatoes discolored and tasteless. Potatoes should be stored, unwashed, away from any sunlight. If possible keep them in a burlap sack.

2. Bread

Don't put your bread in the fridge if you are going to eat it in a couple of days. Just like potatoes, cold temperatures change the structure of bread. It may taste stale. You can freeze bread if you want to use it over a few weeks. Popping frozen bread in the toaster or oven will refresh it.

3. Watermelons

Unripe and uncut melons can be kept in the cupboard. There's little impact when it comes to freshness. Leaving such a sizeable fruit out of the fridge saves you a lot of space. However, cut melons should be covered and refrigerated.

4. Avocados

Avocados that need ripening should be kept well away from the fridge for four to seven days. Chilling them will prolong the ripening process and can cause them to go off more quickly. Once ripened they can stay in the fridge until you want to eat them. 

5. Nuts

While lower temperatures may help to preserve the natural oils in nuts, the cold can also impair their flavor. If you plan to use them in the next few weeks it's best to store nuts in an airtight container in the pantry, where it isn't too warm either. However, if you need them to last for longer than a month and up to six months, put them in the freezer.

6. Sweet potatoes

Just like potatoes, storing sweet potatoes in the fridge will change the vegetables' chemical composition, ruining their texture, and flavor. Sweet potatoes should be stored in a cool, dark, well-ventilated cupboard.

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