how to keep food fresh

5 Foods That Hate the Fridge

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 Keep these produce fresher at room Temperature to preserve their taste, flavor, and amount of antioxidants present in them. Read on to learn more about the 5 foods that hate the fridge.

  1. Whole Watermelon

how to keep food fresh watermelonYou can reduce the number of antioxidants in half when you store them in the refrigerator. A study was done in the United States shown that watermelons stored at room temperature developed almost twice the amount of beta- carotene compound than the refrigerated watermelon.

Beta-carotene helps to promote healthy skin and eyesight. But you should refrigerate a cut watermelon to prevent bacteria growth.

  1. Basil

how to keep food fresh basilThis plant turns black quickly when you store below 5⁰c. Store it in a shady place with the stem submerged in a glass of water. You can stop it from drying out by placing a plastic bag loosely over the plant.

  1. Potatoes

how to keep food fresh potatoAt cold temperature starch present in potato is converted to sugar. This leads to gritty texture. Slightly sweet potatoes do best at 7⁰c.  Store your potato in a paper bag in a cool pantry.

When exposed to sunlight, your potato turns green and sometimes bitter due to the information of chlorophyll.

  1. Onions

how to keep your food fresh red-onion

Onions require air circulation to remain fresh. You store whole onions in a hole-punched paper bag in the pantry.

You should avoid storing onions and potatoes together because the gas they off will make the other spoil.

But, you can refrigerate chopped onions.

  1. Tomatoes

how to keep for fresh tomatoes

Did you know that cool air alters the chemical pathways in tomatoes thus slowing those that contribute to fresh flavor and promote others that dull flavor!

You can store tomatoes on your kitchen counter for a more delicious taste and better ripening.