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1. Tomatoes

If tomatoes are kept in sunlight they will ripen too
fast. If they are kept in cold temperature, it will
cause the cell walls to break down and then they
become soft and mushy. So for best results, store
them out of direct sunlight and at room
temperature.

2. Bananas

Like tomatoes, bananas also like to be stored at
room temperature. If you are trying to delay the
ripening process, refrigerate them. Beware that
this will cause the skin to turn brown. However,
the inside should still be edible.

3. Potatoes

Refrigeration will cause the skin of the potato to
darken and go bad quicker. It also converts the
potato’s starch into sugar, making it more sweet,
but not in a good way. Its recommended to store
them in a cool dark place.

4. Onions

Onions tend to like fresh air circulation. Thats why
they are sold in a mesh bag.
But don’t keep them near your potatoes because
a chemical reaction will take place. That will
create and release gases and moister that will
turn your onions bad.

5. Garlic

Again garlic, similar to onions like air circulation
too. Research says cold air can cause the garlic to
sprout early causing it to go bad. Plus it keeps the
odors off your other food.

6. Avocados

If you want your avocado to ripen naturally you
should leave it outside the refrigerator. Only if you
are trying to postpone its ripeness then keep in
the refrigerator. And if you are trying save an
already cut avocado, refrigerate the half with the
seed. It will keep longer that way.

7. Honey

Honey is one of the earth’s oldest known
preservatives. Its been know to be discovered in
Egyptian tombs and the honey is still edible.
Wow, its shelf life is for forever. If refrigerated, it
becomes crystalized and even harder to use.

8. Hot Sauces

Have you ever noticed that hot sauce is always
unrefrigerated at restaurants? Thats because it
doesn’t have to be. Especially if it is vinegar
based which most hot sauces are. By
refrigerating, it causes it to loose flavor and
change the consistency.

9. Watermelons

When a melon ends up in your own home, it
should be stored out of direct sunlight in the
kitchen. This will allow it to ripen and gain
sweetness. Only after it is cut should it be
refrigerated to prolong its perfect ripeness.

10. Fruit

All fruits should be ripened at room temperature.
Only if you are trying to keep them longer should
you refrigerate. By leaving them out, they ripen
and sweeten at their own pace which will allow
the fruit to be at its best.

11. Spices

Spices do not benefit from refrigeration by any
means. The humidity and coldness can diminish
its flavor. Most spices can last for years in your
home. But don’t forget to check expiration dates
often.

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