There are some foods you should never refrigerate! The invention of the fridge changed everything about how we can conserve food. However, there are limits to how much the appliance should be used, limits that not many people seem to know.
There are some foods that should never be refrigerated, as they will loose both their texture and their taste. These foods are the following ten.
1. Whole melons.
In a 2006 study, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers proved that melons before being cut should be stored outside of the fridge. This way, their nutritious ingredients are better preserved.
Tomatoes are very delicate and refridgerating them stops their riping process and ruins their tissues. The only case when fridge is suitable for them, is when they are overripe and they can only be eaten within a couple of days.
When stored in the fridge, potatoes develop a chemical named acrylamide, which is detrimental for human health when at high temperatures. The best condition for potatoes is only in dry, dark places, where they can be kept for weeks, or even months.
Honey can get crystallised and lose its texture when kept in the fridge. The best way to preserve it is in a glass container, in a dark place.
5. Olive oil.
Olive oil has no reason to be stored in the fridge, as it will ruin its consistency and hence the flavor.
Garlic doesn’t need to be in the fridge as whole cloves. Though, when minced or chopped, it can be kept for a couple of days.
7. Coffee beans.
Coffee beans will quickly lose their flavor when kept in the fridge. An air tight container will be fine when kept in the dark.
Bread is a product that instead of being preserved in the fridge, gets stale really quickly.
9. Stone fruits.
Stone fruits, meaning fruits that have a large seen in the middle, like peaches, are better kept out of the fridge. The best way to keep them would be in a brown paper bag, in a well ventilated place.
Whole onions will quickly go bad, moldy and soft. They are better kept in a well ventilated place, and always away from potatoes, as they will make each other go bad.