15 foods that don't need to be in the fridge

Trust me: you will find at least one or two of these foods here in your fridge

Foods that don't need to be kept in the fridge

"oh my gosh, look at her refrigerator"

One of these days, at a friend's house, I felt thirsty and went to the kitchen. There I found a double-leaf door, silver, a stainless steel monstrosity, and when I opened it, a light blinded me and shimmering vapors emanated from the floor. It looked like it had opened the doors of paradise, but it was just the guy's fridge. I must have seen others like that on American sitcoms (I think pretty much every house on any show), and it seems that the trend is for them to get even more colossal. Is this full size really necessary? Who keeps all this food in a fridge? Do you really need to refrigerate this or that food? That's what we're going to see. Check out a list of foods that don't need to go to the fridge:

1. Bread

Storing bread in the fridge can preserve it from mold, keeping it hard and being effective if you wanted to keep it for a few days. The bread becomes dry and loses its flavor, and if you want to keep baguettes, it's best to cut it into small pieces to make it easier to defrost. All this to eat a roll? It seems to be so practical...

2. Coffee

Apparently, they started putting coffee in the fridge too. Condensation affects the flavor of the beans and powder, and it is best to store them in a small ceramic pot in a dark place. This is also true for powdered chocolate (but it doesn't matter in chocolate milk, remember that)

3. Olive oil

Well, there are people who keep olive oil (or cooking oil) in the fridge. However, it is better not to do this, as low temperature can change the components found in the oil, changing the taste, consistency and appearance so that it will become thicker. Olive oil will also absorb the smell of other foods around you. The ideal is to keep it, always closed, with the wines, in a cool and dark place. If you put it in the fridge and all of the above happened, just put it in the microwave for a quick time and it will return to normal consistency.

4. Butter

As it is a milk-based food, there is a lot of fear of leaving the butter out of the fridge and it spoils. In fact, in a refrigerated environment, bacteria multiply more slowly. But it won't prevent it from going bad at one time or another. Keeping it in the fridge or not depends on how often you use this food.

5. Honey

Unless you want crispy honey, you don't need to leave it in the fridge. Honey lasts forever in your pantry anyway. No wonder they used to embalm corpses and such.

6. Cakes

Some types of cake need to be kept in the fridge, although over time they get drier and drier. Those with a very simple cover can be outside, in an airtight container, for up to three days. If you're not going to eat it all at once, then use the fridge as an ally (but what do you mean you're not going to eat it now?!).

7. Avocados

It depends on where the avocado is in its ripening cycle. The process stops in the cold and greener avocados need a place at room temperature to reach their heavenly texture.

8. Bananas

If you want to inhibit ripening, put them in the fridge. Green bananas will develop a brownish color during refrigeration (but nothing to worry about, just aesthetic) - at that point you can take them off to continue your cycle.

9. Melons

Melons should remain outside to sweeten. Only after they have been cut they should go to the fridge.

10. Tomatoes

Show it to your mom: never leave tomatoes in the fridge! The cold affects the cellular structure of this fruit, making its texture unpleasant. It also breaks down acids, sugars and compounds that make up the flavor. They must be stored at room temperature and away from direct sunlight.

11. Potatoes

When they say to leave it in a “cool place away from light”, they usually think of the fridge for that. In the case of potatoes, the refrigeration is too cold, causing a change in the potato's flavor and color

12. Onions

The same “cool place away from light” rule applies to onions. They don't like refrigerators: they prefer a place with air circulation. But remember to keep them away from potatoes.

13. Garlic

Like onions, garlic likes places with good air circulation, and keeping them in the fridge affects the taste of anything around them. Leave them in mesh bags, where they last for three to five months.

14. Pepper sauce

They can live happily in the closet for up to three years. In fact, cold affects the “heat” and viscosity of the sauce.

15. Condiments

Mustard and ketchup packages already warn that they need to be stored in the refrigerator, but the substances have their own acids in sufficient quantity to stay in the pantry for a long time. In fact, it's up to you: out of the fridge, the flavor and texture of the condiments lasts for up to a month.

After that, I hope you have more space left in your fridge!

Note: we are proud of the continental dimensions of our dear Brazil and we are aware of the different climates in different regions of our nation. You should, of course, take this into account and use common sense as to whether or not to consider whether a given food should be kept outside or inside a refrigerated environment, noting whether the climate in your region is favorable or not for your choice.

Source: Mother Nature Network

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