Refrigerators have made storing foods like milk, chicken, and vegetables easier than ever – could you imagine what they had to do before them? However, most people don’t know that certain foods they store in the refrigerator can have negative effects.
The foods below are better stored at room temperature rather than in a refrigerator…
It’s logical to think that keeping bread in the fridge will make it last longer, but the opposite is actually true. Cold temperatures will make the fluffy insides dry out and cause it to go stale more quickly than if you leave it on the counter.
Similar to bread, garlic dries out when kept in the fridge. It will also seep odors into other food items, and absorb odors and flavors of foods that are kept around it.
The cool temperature of the fridge has an adverse effect on the starches found in potatoes. Cold turns starches into sugars, and this will result in your potatoes having a different flavor when you take them out and cook them.
Tomatoes will begin to turn to mush more quickly if you keep them stored in the fridge. Keep them on your counter if they are ripe, or on your windowsill if they are underripe.