Keep foods away from refrigerator

Garlic


Garlic deteriorates at a quicker pace when stored in the refrigerator due to the added moisture, unless already peeled and prepared. It's best kept in a dry place with good air circulation

Nuts


If you plan to use them in the next few weeks, nuts are good to be stored in an airtight container in the pantry. However, if you need them to last for longer than a month

Honey


Unless you really want to wrestle with it, avoid leaving honey in the fridge. There's no benefit to chilling it and the low temperatures cause it to crystallize and solidify

Onions


Whole onions should ideally be kept in a cool, dark place. They'll become damp and soggy, and ultimately spoil if left in the fridge for too long

Olive oil


Storing oil in the fridge makes it turn cloudy and grainy, room temperature is best to maintain a good color and consistency. However,a cool, dark place such as the kitchen cupboard is better

Potatoes


Cold temperatures make potatoes' starch turn into sugar, which can be potentially harmful. Potatoes should be stored, unwashed, in a spot well away from any sunlight.

Sweet potatoes


Like potatoes, storing sweet potatoes in the fridge will change the vegetables' composition and ruin its texture and flavor. Sweet potatoes should be stored in a cool, dark

Bread


If you're going to eat all your bread within a few days, don't put it in the fridge. Much like potatoes and sweet potatoes, cold temperatures change the structure of bread making it taste stale

Pumpkins


The winter squash should be stored in a dark, dry, well-ventilated area which is no colder than 50°F (10°C). Leaving them in the fridge will cause them to turn faster

Mango


Like avocados, unripe mangoes should be stored at room temperature, since the cold slows down ripening. They can be refrigerated or sliced, put in a freezer bag and frozen once soft

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