Most foods are best kept in the refrigerator to keep them from spoiling. But there are certain foods that should not be kept cold.
Avocado. The avocado will not ripen until the fruit is removed from the tree. If you are buying a hard avocado, do not refrigerate it as it slows down the ripening process. If you bought this fruit in advance and are not going to use it yet, it is better to put it in the refrigerator - this will slow down the ripening process.
Potatoes. If you store potatoes in the refrigerator, then the process of converting starch into sugar will go much faster. Therefore, if you want to preserve the taste of potatoes, then it is better to store them in a cool place. It is also better to use paper bags, the potatoes will not get damp this way.
Garlic. It is best to store garlic at room temperature. And if you store garlic in the refrigerator, it can impair its taste, and it can also become moldy, releasing excess moisture. Chopped garlic can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator, but should be used as soon as possible.
Bread. Research has shown that bread stale faster when stored in the refrigerator. The starch molecules crystallize and the bread loses moisture. Bread should be stored for no more than 4 days at room temperature, and cut immediately before use. If you do store your bread in the refrigerator, it must be carefully packed to maintain its moisture and must be naturally heated before being eaten.
Olive oil. Olive oil has a long shelf life: up to 2 years, but it must be stored properly. Keep olive oil in a tightly sealed bottle in a cool, dark place. If you store oil in the refrigerator, it begins to harden and change its structure. When taken out of the refrigerator, it will return to a liquid state, but it will no longer have such a scent.
Honey. Honey is stored in a dry place in a tightly closed container at room temperature. This product absorbs moisture very well, but this reduces its quality. The higher the temperature at which honey is stored, the more likely it is to spoil. But it is not worth storing honey in the refrigerator either, since it crystallizes quickly due to low temperatures.
Basil. Basil loves the heat, so if you store it in the refrigerator, it will wither quickly. It can be stored for a long time in a cup of water, away from sunlight. You can store basil in a bag, but you need to make a few holes beforehand.
Coffee. For coffee, the worst place is the refrigerator. Coffee quickly absorbs aromas from the refrigerator, while losing its smell and taste.
Onion. Onions also dislike cold. Nearby foods also affect the freshness of onions. Don't keep onions next to potatoes.
Tomatoes. If you have ever grown tomatoes, then you know that this plant does not like heat and does not like cold. When the tomatoes are harvested, they are still firm. Tomatoes become mealy in the refrigerator. Of course, they are suitable for preparing hot dishes, but fresh they will no longer be so tasty.