We tend to think that food stays fresh longer in the refrigerator. However, there are a few exceptions that would not benefit from such storage. We talk about them in the article.

Listed all the products in the video

one Potato

In the refrigerator, potatoes lose their useful qualities. In the cold, the starch contained in the vegetable turns into sugar. Therefore, the potatoes will become sweet and tasteless. It is better to place it in an apartment in a dark, ventilated place away from heat sources. Around them, it will quickly grow.


2 Onion

The temperature of +4°С to +6°С is constantly maintained in the refrigerator chamber. With this, the bulbs begin to rot quickly due to the formation of condensate on them.

It is better to store the bulbs in a dry and ventilated place. For example, put in ceramic pots or boxes with holes made. If you want the onion to lie for a long time, you should freeze it. Grate it, blot excess moisture with a paper towel and place in containers or bags. Then put in the freezer. There, the vegetable can be stored for two to six months.


3 Garlic

Garlic, like onions, can quickly spoil or sprout at cold temperatures. Therefore, it is better to store it at room temperature. You can fold it next to the onion: such a grocery neighborhood will benefit both vegetables.


four Bread

Many people store bread in the refrigerator because they think that it spoils more slowly there. However, it is not. On the contrary, in the refrigerator, it will lose its useful qualities faster. During the laying, the flour product will quickly absorb third-party odors. There it will immediately become stale, and due to the humid environment and lack of ventilation, it can become moldy.

It is better to store bread in a dry, warm place. For example, a cupboard in the kitchen or a bread box is suitable for these purposes. If you need to keep the product as long as possible, you can use the freezer. In this case, it is necessary to cut the loaf into portions that will be convenient to get and defrost. Then wrap them in cloth and put them in the freezer. Bread can be stored under these conditions for up to three months.


5 Coffee

Sometimes whole or ground coffee beans are placed in the refrigerator compartment. It is believed that in a cool environment, they retain their aroma longer. This is true, but it is better not to put coffee in the refrigerator. The fact is that grains, like flour products, very easily absorb bright odors.

If you bought too large a package, you should do the following to keep the fragrance for a long time. Pour some of the drink into an airtight container. Put it in a dry, dark place, such as a closet. Divide the rest into several, place in bags and close them tightly. Remove to freezer. So you can store coffee for a little more than a month.


6 Chocolate

It is generally accepted that chocolate is best preserved in the cold: there it does not melt and does not lose its properties. However, this is not entirely true. At cold temperatures, the water inside the product freezes, so an unappetizing white coating appears on the tiles. At the same time, chocolate becomes less tasty: its saturation is lost.

It is better to store chocolate bars in a dark, cool place away from heat sources, such as a radiator or stove. Ideal for a kitchen shelf. You can put tiles in the refrigerator, but not for long: only to return them to a beautiful shape, if necessary.


7 Avocado

After buying, many immediately put the avocado in the refrigerator for vegetables, without waiting for ripening. They believe that after the cold, the fruit becomes soft. But because of the humid environment, the avocado will spoil faster there: dark marks will appear on the skin. Unripe fruit is best stored at room temperature, and only ripe fruits should be put in the refrigerator, and then not for long.

If you bought an unripe avocado, it’s best to do the following. Take a paper bag and any ripe fruit, such as an apple or banana. Put everything in there. Wrap the bag carefully and leave for a few days in a warm place. Ripe fruits give off a special gas that helps others ripen. Therefore, after a while, you will get a ready-to-eat avocado.


eight Bananas

Bananas, like many other fruits grown in the tropics, cannot stand the cold. And they need heat to ripen. In a cold environment, they begin to spoil and also become less tasty. Therefore, putting bananas in the refrigerator is not worth it. It’s best to keep them at room temperature. That way they last the longest.


9 Tomatoes

It is generally accepted that tomatoes at a cold temperature are stored longer. But most often they lose their taste, acquire an unpleasant aftertaste. Also, the skin of tomatoes deteriorates much faster: it begins to wither. You should be prepared for this if you decide to store them in the refrigerator.