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Foods That Do Not Need Refrigeration Whether or not a certain food item needs to be stored in the refrigerator depends on the type of product. Every food item requires a different kind of environment to retain its nutrition, aroma and taste along with freshness. Here are the top ten food items that should never be put in the fridge:
Most households store their coffee in the fridge, thinking that this will elongate the shelf life of the coffee and keep it fresh. This could not be farther away from the truth. Coffee does not need cooling from the fridge to stay fresh. On the contrary, the humidity from the refrigerator can adversely affect the aroma and taste of the coffee.
Did you know that honey is one food item that never goes bad? Even though storage and external factors might cause the appearance of honey to change, the presence of high sugar content prevents the growth of bacteria. Storing honey in a refrigerator is a bad idea because the quality of honey deteriorates in the cold temperature of the refrigerator.
Potatoes are best stored at room temperature. Keeping them in the fridge converts the starch into sugar and makes them taste sweet. Raw potatoes will last in the fridge for 3-4 weeks but during this time, there will be considerable chemical changes in them. Raw potatoes in the fridge may also absorb odours from other foods in the fridge, affecting their flavour.
Eggs are an item that is always found in the fridge. In fact, refrigerators have slots specially designed for storing eggs. However, recent research has proven that keeping eggs in the fridge can make them unfit for consumption. The moisture formed on the eggshell due to condensation in the refrigerator can lead to the growth of bacteria.
Do you end up eating dried bread from the refrigerator only because you think the shelf life of bread increases when it is stored in the fridge? It must be noted that bread goes stale faster when it is stored in the fridge. Storing bread in plastic bags and then placing them in the fridge causes mold growth.
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