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5 Foods That Do Not Belong In The Refrigerator

5 Foods That Do Not Belong In The Refrigerator
Whenever we think preservation, we think about the refrigerator. However, not all foods are meant for the fridge. Some are meant for the shelves only. In this article, you’d be surprised to find out that you’ve most likely been wrong about the way you've been storing some of your foods.

Avocado
Many times when you buy Avocados, they are not fully ripe. In order to ripen them, you should store them at room temperature and not in the fridge. Refrigeration is only necessary if they're already ripened and you're not ready to eat them. This is because, as soon as they are put in the refrigerator, they immediately stop ripening. It takes between two to four days to ripen so leave them on the counter preferably. After they're ripe, the fridge can preserve them for up to 7 days.

Onion
Onions do not belong in the refrigerator at all – whether cut or uncut. Onions need air to stay dry and fresh. They should be stored in the pantry or on the counter. Moisture and gas are not good for Onions. It will speed up their aging process and quickly cause them to go bad. After they are cut, they may last for a few hours before going bad. However, they shouldn't be kept in the fridge or they will soak up the fridge moisture and lose their entire flavor.

Garlic
Garlic, like onions shouldn’t be stored in the refrigerator. They need to be kept dry and exposed to room temperature air. The fridge will make them to loose their right flavor and cause them to have an awful smell. Then, when you add to your food, they bring in the bad flavor caused by the fridge and spoil the taste.

Apple
Wonder why apples are stored in a fruit basket at the center of the dining table or kitchen counter? Well, there’s a good reason for that. The reason being, they will stay fresher in room temperature. The ideal temperature should be 30 to 35 degrees F. with 90 to 95 percent relative humidity. However, with a little wisdom applied, they may also be stored in the fridge. The vegetable crisper drawer of the refrigerator will make them last even longer. But before storing in the fridge, put them in an plastic bag with little holes. Alternatively, you can cover them with a damp paper towel to help soak up the fridge moisture. Otherwise, the refrigerator temperature and humidity will change the texture and taste of the Apple.

Watermelon
As soon as watermelons are picked, they stop ripening. So refrigeration or room temperature has no effect on the ripening process. However, studies show that storing watermelon in the fridge may negatively impact its nutritional value. At 55 degrees, watermelons will retain more antioxidants for 14-21 days. After they are cut, they can be put in a zip-lock bag and stored in the fridge. Notwithstanding, they should be consumed between 2 to 3 days.

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