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Foods You Should Never Refrigerate

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Bread can turn stale if refrigerated. Honey will crystallize if refrigerated. Any type of oil should not be refrigerated, they should be stored in a dark, cool place. Coffee will start absorbing other smells and lose it's lovely aroma. The starch in potatoes break down, once refrigerated which changes their taste. Onions become mushy when stored in the fridge.

When buying your food, you can often observe a label that indicates whether you can refrigerate the product or not. In case it is written that you can put the product in the fridge, there is usually nothing to worry about. However when nothing is indicated we often start wondering what to do and we simply put the item in the fridge without realizing the bad effect that this action could cause to the food.

Putting certain foods in the refrigerator can seriously alter their flavour or it can also accelerate the process of spoiling.

These foods had better be stored at a room temperature if you want to preserve their normal condition.

Many people think that they can store almost all kinds of food in the fridge, a statement that, unfortunately is more than untrue. The cool temperatures are not always an indication for the suitable food environment so if you want to be warned about these facts take a look at this article.

Bread

Bread is one of the items that should never be refrigerated due to the fact that it goes stale quickly. If you insist, you can still put in the freezer but never turn to the refrigerator – the bread will definitely lose its flavour.

Honey

The jar with the honey should also stay away from the refrigerator, because if you once put it there, it will soon crystallize and become more hard and difficult for use. If you don’t mind eating crystallized honey, there would not be such a problem, however the taste of the honey is much more appealing when you keep it out of the fridge.

Oils

This food ingredient also belong to the things that you should avoid putting in the fridge. Unless you want to turn the oil in a substance similar to butter, the fridge is simply not the right place for it. If you have already put the oil into the fridge you can make the things better by taking it to the microwave in order to get back the consistency.

Coffee

Coffee is another thing that should never find its place in the fridge, because of its absorbing qualities. If you put it in the fridge the coffee will immediately start absorbing any smell coming from other food placed in the fridge. So be prepared not to feel the odour of your favorite coffee but to taste all other diverse smells that have incorporated in the fridge.

Potatoes

The cold temperature in the refrigerator affects the potatoes so that their starch is broken down which will definitely leads to a change in their taste. They will feel sweet or gritty, which is, however, not so fatal at this stage. It is better to store them in paper bags, as plastic bags usually speed the decay. If you still have chosen the fridge for their location, clean them extensively before putting them there.

Onions

If you decide to put onions in the fridge, there exist great chances that they will become very mushy if you left them for a longer time. If it comes to a cut onion, its layers become to dry out quickly, even when they are wrapped in the right way.

These are some of the products that you need to avoid putting in the fridge if you do not want to experience the side effects of this action. For the other products, make sure that you have cleaned the fridge perfectly so that the hygiene there could be well maintained. If you think you won’t do it properly you must hire a company to help you with the domestic cleaning. Cleaning is the first step to establishing an order in the fridge and the second one consists in knowing which ingredients can be stored there.

Pheeby Snow
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Pheeby Snow is an experienced Gardner and has a lot of herbs in her backyard. She likes the natural way to take care of her body and that's why she usually uses organic recipes based on herbs for health purposes.

Pheeby Snow
Expert

Pheeby Snow is an experienced Gardner and has a lot of herbs in her backyard. She likes the natural way to take care of her body and that's why she usually uses organic recipes based on herbs for health purposes.