Here’s a list of five foods, often used several times a day, that should be in the pantry rather than in the refrigerator.
1. Tomato – It is one of the foods that end up incorrectly on the refrigerator shelf. The cold causes this fruit to deteriorate faster and lose its natural flavor. The tomato should be placed in the fruit bowl upside down.
2. Onion – Onions need ventilation. The damp interior of the refrigerator causes them to spoil quickly, so it is best to keep them in the pantry. Another important detail: keep them away from potatoes, otherwise they will rot in a short time.
3. Garlic – Garlic also needs ventilation. Moreover, the refrigerator can change the taste of the food and cause mold to form. Keep it loose, exposed to the air, and the garlic will last peacefully for two months. Once minced, it can then be stored in the refrigerator, but eat it as soon as possible.
4. Potatoes – Common or sweet, potatoes should not be placed in the cold because the starch turns into sugar and changes not only the taste but the color and texture. A cool, airy, dark place is ideal, as an open paper bag inside the pantry.
5. Melons and Watermelons – Recent research has found that leaving these fruits at room temperature helps keep their antioxidant and health-beneficial nutrients intact. Once sliced, they can then be refrigerated for up to four days.
Do you use to put these foods in the fridge?