Have you ever thought about how the way you store ingredients affects their lifespan? Well, let me tell you, you’ve actually been storing some foods incorrectly. Keep reading to find out which foods belong out of the fridge.
You’ve probably been keeping tomatoes wrong your whole life. These delicious fruits will lose all their flavor if you put them in the fridge. There is no bigger crime than taking away the taste from something you bought. That’s why you should find a dark and colder place in your home to store tomatoes there.
Another food that you should avoid storing in the fridge. Cold temperatures have the ability to break down the starches in potatoes. This makes them unpleasant and overly-sweet and gritty. Instead, find a dark spot where you will keep them from now on.
Your favorite leafy green should stay away from the cold as well. The best way to store it is to put it in a glass of water. For long-term storage, you can blanch the leaves and then freeze the basil.
You can use a jar of honey for as long as you want, the only thing you have to avoid is keeping it in the fridge. Honey will crystalize because of the cold temperatures, so anything other than that works just fine.