Cold storage is a necessity for many foods, but the chilly air of the fridge can have a negative effect. Keep these foods at their best by keeping them out of the fridge.
Cold temps will break down the starches in potatoes, making them unpleasantly sweet and gritty.
Honey can crystallize and seize up in cold temps. Room temperature is ideal to keep this natural sweetener perfectly gooey.
Humidity in the fridge can cause a buildup of watery condensation, which is no good for the flavor of ground or whole bean coffee. Store yours in an airtight container in the pantry instead.
The chill of the icebox makes tomatoes dull and mealy.
The humidity of the refrigerator makes them moldy and mushy. Avoid direct sunlight.
Preserve the powerful flavor of garlic by storing it in a cool, dry and ventilated container. Once the head has been broken open, use the cloves within 10 days.
It is perfectly fine to freeze bread, but keeping it in the fridge causes it to dry faster.
Fresh berries already have a short shelf life, so leave them out of the fridge and eat them within a day or two of purchasing.
10. Ketchup, Soy Sauce and Jam
Thanks to the vinegar and preservatives, all of them will remain fine without refrigeration, even after it has been opened.