Which Food Cannot Be Stored In Fridge

Many people believe that the refrigerator is a versatile “freshener” that can extend the life of any food by simply putting it into it. In modern days, lots of people in busy urban areas don’t have time to go to vegetable market every day. So, they will buy lots of food at one time and store them in the refrigerator. However, you will find that the food in the fridge will still go bad.

In fact, not all foods can stored well in the fridge. The humidity inside the refrigerator is bigger and the bacterium can grow easily. Once the temperature is right, the microbes will grow up very quicky which will accelerate the deterioration of food. Usually, all kinds of food including cooked food, leftovers, fresh vegetables are stored in the same refrigerators. This can cause the food to be contaminated and spread the germs. Also, different food require different temperature for preservation. Some needs five or six degrees and others need a temperature below zero. If the temperature is set a fixed temperature, those who need lower temperature can go bad very quickly.

For example, sweet potatoes, cucumbers and sweet peppers are suitable to be stored in a temperature range like 13-16℃ and 7.2-10 ℃. For some vegetables and fruits like cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplants, lettuce, bananas and plums. Once they are frozen once, their quality will be affected. If tomatoes are stored in the fridge for a long time, its appearance will change from crispy delicious to soft and flabby. If bananas are put in the fridge for a few days, it will be blackened and some even rot. If chocolate is stored in the refrigerator, it will have a layer of white frost on its surface and will easily deteriorate. The eggplant can be dark in the fridge and the fresh lychee, potatoes, carrots are not suitable for the refrigerator as well.

A lot of people will believe that vegetables can be kept in the fridge for a longer time when they are not finished. Usually, there is a lot of dirt on vegetables and there are parasitic worm eggs and other bacteria hidden in them. So, it is preferable to rinse the vegetables and dry them with plastic bags in the fridge after dressing. This can avoid rotten vegetables caused by excess water and can also save the time of the next cooking. In short, whatever vegetables are placed, there will be a loss of nutrition with time elapsing. Therefore, you should always try fresh vegetables if possible.

By Leslie Seaton (Flickr: Calabacitas) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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