Don’t Refrigerate These 11 Foods Slideshow
July 20, 2015
Improve the quality of your food by storing it in the right place
Don’t Refrigerate These 7 Foods
While we’ve been told that chilling food makes it last longer, not all foods you bring home from the grocery store should be stored inside the climate-controlled box.
These unsaturated fats do not require refrigeration. In fact, refrigerating oils will cause them to take on an unpleasant texture. If you make vinaigrette for the week, leave out the garlic if you plan to store it at room temperature, because garlic and oil combined provides the perfect environment for botulism to grow.
Store these thin-skinned fruits on the counter to keep your tomatoes at peak flavor and texture. However, there is one caveat: The summer months can make it difficult to keep tomatoes at their optimal temperature of between 68 and 73 degrees F. In the height of the summer months, it might be best to take your chances with the fridge.