Monday, 3 November 2014

For your Healthy Living

Received from Wg.Cdr.Suresh Karnik

    10 Foods You Should Never Refrigerate.

We often throw all our fresh foods into the fridge to prevent
 it from going bad. But should all food be kept refrigerated?
 Definitely not. Here are 10 common foods you should avoid
 from cooling too much, or you'll destroy the taste and ruin
 the food. 
1. Tomatoes

The fridge does keep tomatoes fresh, but it does this
 by stopping the process of ripeness. When this process
 is stopped, the tomato loses its flavor. In addition to
 the loss of flavor, the refrigerator also changes the 
 texture of the tomato, making it powdery or floury.
 Tomatoes are best kept out of cooling, in a basket
 for instance.
foods that shouldn't be kept in the fridge
2. Basil

When one keeps fresh basil in the refrigeration, it
 withers very quickly, but before it withers al
l the way and becomes unusable, it absorbs the
 taste of the foods kept close to it. The best way
 to keep fresh basil it outside the fridge, in a glass
 of fresh water, just like flowers.

foods that shouldn't be kept in the fridge

3. Potatoes

The cold of the fridge turns the starch in the potato
 into sugar in a faster pace, and we're left with a
 sweet, yet grainy potato. Keep your potatoes in
 a sealed sack, in a cool but not cold place.
 They should be covered, because being
 exposed to sunlight makes them grow 'eyes'. 

foods that shouldn't be kept in the fridge

4. Onions

The damp in the fridge makes the onion soft and
 moldy. The best way to keep onions is in a cool
 and dry place, outside the fridge. Green onions
 can be kept in the fridge because of their 
high % of water content. Be sure not to keep 
onions next to the potatoes, because it'll make
 them both go bad faster.

foods that shouldn't be kept in the fridge
5. Avocado

If you're waiting for the avocado to ripen, you
 should never put it in the fridge. A refrigerator
 does well by the avocado, but only if it has
 already ripened, and you want to prevent it from
 going bad.

foods that shouldn't be kept in the fridge

6. Garlic

When we keep garlic in the refrigerator, it begins
 to shoot out and grow green stalks. Also, it'll get
 a moldy, sticky texture. It is best to keep garlic in
 a dry, cool place.

foods that shouldn't be kept in the fridge
7. Bread

When it comes to bread, there are a number of
 options. If this is sliced bread you are going to
 use within a few days, it can be kept in the fridge
When you keep bread for longer, the fridge will
 make it dry out faster, and so it's best to keep it
 somewhere closed off, but not in the refrigerator.
 If you only rarely eat the bread, it can even be kept
 in the freezer.

foods that shouldn't be kept in the fridge

8. Olive Oil

Olive oil should be kept somewhere dark and cool,
 but when put in refrigeration, it freezes and becomes
 alike to butter. That said, you can thaw it again to its
 original state.

foods that shouldn't be kept in the fridge

9. Coffee

Storing coffee in the fridge makes it quickly lose
 its flavor and even absorb the flavor of foods
 stored near it. Coffee should be kept somewhere
 dark, somewhere cool. However, if you want to
 keep a large amount of coffee at home, you can
 keep in the depths of the freezer - not near the door.

foods that shouldn't be kept in the fridge

10. Honey

One of the most fascinating facts about honey is
 that it never goes bad. You can eat honey from
 a thousand years ago, and it'll still be good. There
 is no reason to keep honey in the fridge and it
 should be avoided since the cold will make
 it a solid and it's always better kept at room 
 Darel S.

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