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Fruits and Vegetables Storage

Fruits and Vegetables Storage

Although your fridge might be a good way to store food for longer periods of time, some fruits and vegetables shouldn’t be put there.

While for some fridge storage is good and safe, for others it isn’t. They don’t respond to well to low temperatures and lose much of their flavor.

Here are some fruits and vegetables that shouldn’t be placed in the refrigerator:

Tomatoes. It may be a good way to keep them from spoiling. But keeping them in the fridge will affect their ripening and taste. Under cold temperatures, tomatoes develop a characteristic tart taste. You should store them at room temperature, in a dark room and they will last up to a week.

Onions. Stored better in warm places away from direct sunlight, onions tend to go soft in the fridge. Another reasons why they shouldn’t be kept in the fridge is they oftentimes make everything in their vicinity taste like onions.

Potatoes. With a long shelf lfruits-and-vegetablesife without refrigeration, potatoes do well in relatively cool temperatures. If you store them in the fridge, they will end up tasting sweeter and look darker.

Avocados. Storing them in the fridge will prevent them from ripening and will affect their flavor. Allow them to naturally ripen at room temperature. Consequently, they will become soft and develop their good flavor. If you want to keep them from spoiling, you can place them in your fridge after they have ripened, to slow down the process.

Fruits and Vegetables Storage

Cucumbers. One of the widely used fruits and vegetables, cucumbers don’t do so well in cold environments. Storing them in the fridge will result in wateriness and damaged skin. You can safely store them at room temperature and prolong their shelf life by keeping them away from other fruits and vegetables.

Bananas. Among the fruits that thrive in a hot climate, bananas are best stored at room temperature. If you place them in the fridge, they will turn brown and suffer cell damage.

These are just some of the fruits and vegetables that last longer at room temperature. Some of them already have a long shelf life, so there’s no use in trying to prolong what is already long.

Storing them in cold temperatures will break down the enzymes that are responsible for ripening. In turn, they will stop and instead become damaged. Their skin and texture will be affected, and they will soon be of no use.

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