Are you the type of person who does not actually pay that much attention of what you put in pantry or fridge? The refrigerator seems an obvious place to keep things fresher for longer so most of us put almost everything there, but some ingredients simply aren’t made for colder temperatures. The same goes for the stuff we put in our pantry, so do you see the mistake we do on daily basis? We basically misplace some foods and these are the most common to get “lost” on their way.
Bananas are a tropical fruit that is very chilling sensitive. Even a few hours below 58 degrees can injure bananas. Due to this bananas will not taste after, plus it will lose its nutritional value. So the best way to store banana is to keep it out of the refrigerator, this way it will get the needed warm temperature so it can ripen correctly.
I personally don’t think there is a person out there who does not keep cucumbers in fridge, however this is not the right way to store them. According to recent study, cucumbers need to be stored at room temperature – otherwise they can become watery and pitted.
For potatoes cold temperatures mean potato starch will turn into sugar, due to which they will become discolored and tasteless. They should be stored, unwashed, in a spot well away from any sunlight.
Pumpkins should be stored in a dry, well-ventilated area because if you leave them in the fridge it will cause them to turn faster.
While basil can be kept in pantry, other fresh herbs should not be left there. Basil should be treated like flower, when cut needs to be places in fresh water to remain fresh, otherwise it will wilt and turn black. Other herbs that can be kept in pantry are some soft herbs, like cilantro, dill, and parsley.However this does not stand for herbs such as rosemary and thyme, they should be washed, wrapped in a damp paper towel and then in plastic, and kept in your fridge’s crisper drawer.
Coconut oil is another ingredient that should be stored in your fridge and not in your pantry. It can eventually go rancid when stored at room temperature for too long.
If you’ve been storing your hot sauce on a fridge shelf, there’s no need. It’s usually full of vinegar, which will prevent any bacterial growth. Much like other foods, the heat of the chilli will also be much more potent if it’s kept at room temperature. When you think better, hot sauce is never stored in fridges in markets when you buy it right? So why put it in there when brought home ?
A high sugar concentration means most syrups will last perfectly well outside the refrigerator, and some will become stiff at too cold a temperature – not ideal if you plan to pour it over your pancakes.
If stored in fridge your favorite hot dog condiment will not lose its flavor and will last longer. However it will not spoil if you continue to store it in your pantry, but are you sure you don’t want to taste if flavor later, which probably will be gone?
Typical peanut butter can be kept in the pantry,but if your peanut butter is natural or organic, the oils will separate and turn rancid.
While most fridges come with a built-in rack on the inside of the door, your eggs will actually be better off elsewhere. The most important thing when it comes to storing them is maintaining their temperature.If eggs are kept in the fridge door, the temperature will fluctuate each time it is opened.
Some say it’s better to keep them in pantry some in fridge but what is the right way to store your nuts? They need to be refrigerated because they have the same oils as nut butters. This way they’ll stay fresh for up to six months, or up to a year in the freezer.