30 Foods You’ve Been Storing All Wrong

40% – that’s how much of the food you buy ends up getting tossed right in the garbage. 40%! Surprised? The culprit: improper storage. We are used to storing everything in our fridges: fruits, vegetables, sweets, breads. Some people also keep sauces, marinades, and cans in their fridges, just in case. But often, while storing foods like this might extend their shelf life, it can actually be harmful for the products.

Did you know, for example, that tomatoes get even more flavorful and fragrant if you keep them at room temperature (about 70°F) or above? Or that onion and garlic prefer warmer temperatures, too? They’re also afraid of light and won’t like being kept in a sunlit kitchen. And guys, never keep fries in the fridge! French fries, or any fried potatoes for that matter, contain a substance that can become toxic when kept in low temperatures. So, let’s see what conditions best protect some common products in the kitchen, and save you some money!

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Tomatoes 0:24 🍅
Onion and garlic 1:00
Potatoes 1:20
Mushrooms 1:44
Fresh greens and herbs 2:06 🌿
Chilled poultry and meat 2:29
Bananas and other tropical fruit 3:00 🍌
Honey 3:24
Eggs 3:55 🥚
Milk, yogurt, and hard cheese 4:26
Grapes and berries 4:57
Apples 5:28 🍏
Vegetable oil 6:00
Carrots 6:12 🥕
Grains and flour 6:33
Watermelon 6:59 🍉
Bread 7:21
Pet food 7:42
Coffee and tea 8:01 ☕
Sugar 8:22
Chocolate 8:41 🍫
Leftovers 9:01

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– It’s much better to buy small portions of fresh tomatoes you can eat within a day. If you’ve grown them yourself, keep them on the low shelf of the fridge.
– If you’re going to cook them later, just put mushrooms in a paper bag and keep them in the fridge. If you need to store them longer, first wash them, and then dry or freeze them.
– Don’t forget that meat is a possible source of different infectious bacteria. It can be stored in the fridge no longer than 2 days.
– Honey should be stored in a glass, ceramic, or metal container. The ideal place is dark and dry, so a shelf will do just fine as long as the cabinet has a door.
– Contrary to what refrigerator manufacturers seem to think, it’s not a good idea to store eggs in the fridge door. Each time you open it, the eggs get exposed to lower temperatures in the air.
– Milk and yogurt also shouldn’t be kept in the fridge door – they spoil there faster than anywhere else.
– The best place for grapes is a ventilated plastic bag like the one they’re kept and sold in at the store.
– Apples shouldn’t be refrigerated. They’re also pretty finicky, so keep different kinds of apples separate from each other and put them in the pantry or cellar.
– Oils should be kept in a dark place at room temperature. If you can’t find a dark place in your kitchen, wrap it in foil.
– Young carrots can be kept in a dark cool place where they’ll stay fresh and crisp for a long time.
– Watermelon (and regular melon) will keep better if you store it at room temperature.
– Bread should be stored in a plastic ventilated bag, a cloth, or a paper bag, where it can stay soft for 5 days.
– Store tea and coffee in a dark dry place in a nontransparent container. Keep them away from food with a strong odor.
– Chocolate should be stored at room temperature in a dry place that’s exposed to sunlight.
– It’s a big mistake to make soup or hamburgers for a whole week unless you’re going to freeze them. The longest time leftovers can be stored in the fridge is 5 days.

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