The mercury has reached its peak, thanks to the Indian summer. You delay the left over food to refrigerate, and it goes down the drain, such is the heat. So by now, you have acquired the habit of putting (dumping) everything into the fridge, the most comfortable place during the heat wave and loo.
Well, there are a few things, if kept in
fridge loses it's value. Well here we have listed out 10 food items that
should never be kept in fridge.
Your favourite beverage to ease you out after a tiring day can bear the
heat of the day. It's never a good idea to store coffee in fridge.
Coffee has a tendency of absorbing any smell, it comes across. So if you
keep coffee in the same shelf with your staple dal and chicken, chances
are your expensive coffee from Turkey might smell like butter chicken.
Nobody ever relished a chicken flavoured coffee.
Also, instant change of temperature makes moisture to accumulate over coffee powder.
Ever tried putting oil in fridge? Keeping oils into the fridge would
turn them to semi butter -like consistency. To get it back at it's
original form, you would need to microwave it. So it's suggested not to
keep oils in fridge.
Those who cook would know this better. Tomatoes kept in the fridge make
the tomatoes mushy. If you have come across salads with ice crystals
inside, that's because of tomatoes being kept in fridge.
Onions lose their pungency and become mushy, if kept in fridge. If you
really need to keep a half cut onion in fridge, always wrap it with
Coldness inside fridge breaks starch in a potato. As a result, potatoes kept inside fridge turns sweet and gritty.
Honey contains natural preservative. So it needs no refrigeration. You
can consume a hundred years old honey, and you will be alive next day.
However, putting honey in fridge makes the sugar in itto crystallize
thus tuning it into a hard mass.
Never keep garlic in fridge. This would make them rubbery. While it looks the same from outside, it changes its taste inside.
Watermelon is rich in a lot of antioxidants. Being a juicy fruit, you
may consider it to keep it in fridge for sometime to enjoy the chilled
red fruit. However, cold temperature kills the antioxidants in it. Even
if you plan to keep a half cut melon, put a dish on its exposed end.
I bet, if you have ever lived alone, you know the advantages of banana.
No it's not nutritional, rather ease of eating. Nothing to cook,
nothing to eat, just peel and done. Well, if you keep bananas in fridge,
it would turn dark, soft and slimy. Cold temperature slows down the
If it's a sandwich, there is no issue. But putting bread in fridge
makes it hard and chewy. Also coldness makes the staling process faster.
Be it lettuce or spinach; make sure you put herbs in an air-tight
container. Just like tea leaves and coffee beans, fresh herbs make
absorb smells from all around. So it's advisable to wrap a plastic
around it, if you really need to preserve.