THESE TIPS CAN HELP YOU TO KEEP YOUR FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FRESH FOR A LONG TIME IF YOU HAVE A SMALL FRIDGE.

FRESH VEGETABLES AND FRUITS

1. SURPRISINGLY, CERTAIN FOOD ITEMS NEED NOT BE KEPT IN A FRIDGE

SPICES– MOST OF THE TIME WE OPEN A PACK OF SPICES AND KEEP THEM IN THE FRIDGE BUT THEY DON’T NEED TO BE KEPT IN A FRIDGE. THE BIGGEST ENEMY OF SPICES IS HUMIDITY WHICH NOT ONLY CHANGES THEIR TEXTURE BUT ALSO ROBS THEIR FLAVOUR.

SPICES SERVE BEST WHEN STORED IN AN AIRTIGHT CONTAINER AND KEPT IN A DRY AND DARK PLACE.

PICKLES AND SAUCES- HAVE SO MANY PRESERVATIVES THAT THEY TASTE THE BEST WHEN KEPT OUT OF THE FRIDGE.

NUTS AND SEEDS- KEEPING THEM IN THE FRIDGE IS UNNECESSARY. AIR IS THEIR BIGGEST ENEMY. THE SOLUTION IS TO KEEP THEM IN AN AIRTIGHT CONTAINER TO KEEP THEIR TEXTURE AND TASTE AMAZING.

OILS- OILS SERVE BETTER WHEN KEPT IN DARK AND DRY PLACES. OILS BEING REACTIVE STAY BEST IN GLASS BOTTLES RATHER THAN IN PLASTIC OR METAL BOTTLES.

AYURVEDA SUGGESTS THAT IF GHEE IS KEPT IN A MUD OR GLASS CONTAINER BECOMES MORE MEDICINAL WITH TIME.

POTATOES/ONIONS/GARLIC- ONE OF THE TOP GROCERY ITEMS ON OUR LISTS. THEY PREFER ROOM TEMPERATURES BECAUSE COLD TEMPERATURE BREAKS DOWN THE STARCHES IN POTATOES MAKING THEM UNPLEASANTLY SWEET.

HUMIDITY OF THE FRIDGE MAKES ONIONS MUSHY AND MOULDY. GARLIC CAN’T STAND COLD TEMPERATURES EITHER.

TO KEEP THESE ITEMS AMAZING KEEP THEM IN A WELL VENTILATED PLACE OUTSIDE FRIDGE.

CITRUS FRUITS LIKE LEMON AND ORANGES- STAY JUICY FOR A LONGER PERIOD IF KEPT OUTSIDE THE FRIDGE. KEEPING THEM WRAPPED IN A NEWSPAPER OUTSIDE FRIDGE HELPS THEM STAY FRESH LONGER.

GINGER SHOULD ALSO BE KEPT OUTSIDE THE FRIDGE TO AVOID IT FROM BEING MOULDY.

WATERMELON/MUSKMELON- STAY LONGER WHEN KEPT OUTSIDE THE FRIDGE BUT AS IT TASTES BEST WHEN COOL SO KEEP IT IN THE FRIDGE 2 HRS BEFORE EATING IT.

CUCUMBERS/EGGPLANTS- ROT FASTER WHEN KEPT IN A FRIDGE.

BREAD- WHEN KEPT IN THE FRIDGE, THE WATER EVAPORATES AND BREAD BECOMES DRY SO KEEP IT IN AN AIRTIGHT CONTAINER OUTSIDE THE FRIDGE.

2. FOOD ITEMS THAT NEED REFRIGERATION

DAIRY PRODUCTS- GENERALLY WE KEEP MILK AND DAIRY PRODUCTS IN THE FRIDGE DOOR BUT THIS IS NOT THE RIGHT PLACE TO KEEP THEM AS THE DOOR IS OPENED FREQUENTLY AND THIS RESULTS IN TEMPERATURE CHANGE WHICH LEADS TO REDUCING THE SHELF LIFE OF MILK.

MILK IS BETTER WHEN KEPT ON THE BACKSIDE OF THE FRIDGE WHICH IS RELATIVELY COOLER.

LEAFY VEGETABLES- BETTER WHEN KEPT IN THE FRIDGE. HOWEVER, THEY ROT IN HUMID CONDITIONS IN FRIDGE. SO TO AVOID THIS ROUGHLY CUT THEIR STEMS OFF AND PACK THEM IN NEWSPAPER AND THEN STORE THEM IN FRIDGE.

CHILLIES- TO KEEP THEM FRESH, CUT THEIR BUDS, WRAP THEM IN TISSUE AND CONTAIN THEM IN AN AIRTIGHT CONTAINER AND STORE THEM IN FRIDGE.

TOMATOES- IF THEY AREN’T FULLY RIPENED THEN BETTER KEEP THEM OUTSIDE THE FRIDGE.

BUT IF THEY RIPENED THEN KEEP THEM FRIDGE.

WHEREAS OTHER VEGGIES LIKE CAULIFLOWER, THE GUARD FAMILY AND CARROTS ARE BETTER WHEN REFRIGERATED.

3. SPECIAL ATTENTION IS NEEDED TO KEEP THINGS FRESH

BANANAS- IF KEPT WITH OTHER FRUITS, THEY GET RIPENED FASTER SO KEEP THEM SEPARATE AND BETTER COVERED.

APPLES- KEEP THEM SEPARATE OUTSIDE THE FRIDGE.

MUSHROOMS- BEST WHEN PLASTIC PACKAGED IN FRIDGE. TO BE WASHED WITH HOT WATER ONLY BEFORE COOKING.

CARROTS- REMAIN CRISPER WHEN KEPT MOIST.

TEA, COFFEE, AND HONEY ARE BEST IN AIRTIGHT CONTAINERS IN KITCHEN CUPBOARDS IN DARKNESS OTHERWISE THEY LOSE THEIR FLAVOUR.

HONEY IS HIGHLY REACTIVE SO ITS BEST TO STORE IT IN A GLASS JAR.

OPAQUE CONTAINERS ARE BEST FOR TEA AND COFFEE.

ALWAYS BUY FRESH IF POSSIBLE AND DON’T RELY ON RULES.

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