After grocery shopping, the next thing you usually do is unpack all your goodies and put them either in the cupboard and the refrigerator. However, there are five foods that don’t require refrigeration and it’s best for them to stay at room temperature. So let me discuss why you shouldn’t refrigerate all them below.
In order to maintain its freshness and nutritional content, you should never refrigerate tomatoes. Putting tomatoes in the refrigerator might break its soft structure. This delicate fruit may turn mushy when its texture is broken by the cold. Who wants mushy tomatoes?
Potatoes shouldn’t be stored in the refrigerator as well. It’s best to keep them in room temperature as the coldness could make it harder. Also, when the cold breaks into the starch content of potatoes, it can become sweeter. That actually affects it’s natural taste.
Speaking of starch, breads have starch in them too so it’s another food that shouldn’t join your goodies in the refrigerator. Refrigerating bread may cause it to dry faster. The starch granules could also break down in the moisture, which changes the original shape of the bread. Weird and not as pleasing to the eye.
If you like honey and always have a stock of it in your kitchen, it’s best for you to just leave the honey at room temperature. Room temperature helps it keep its natural freshness. Be sure not to store honey where it’s too hot! Too much heat or cold might damage its taste and change its original shape and texture too. Honey is perfect as it is!
Lastly, garlic is the most common cooking ingredient so I’m sure you always have some in your kitchen. But garlic should also stay at room temperature. Also avoid too much of coldness. Refrigerating garlic could change its taste, texture and hardness. However, you can still store chopped and crushed garlic as long as you put it inside an air-tight container.
So, next time you unpack your groceries, you already know which ones to put in the refrigerator okay? Share this to your friends now so they will know too!