In most people’s homes, as long as it is food, it may be put into the refrigerator, whether it is steamed bread, fish, eggs, milk, vegetables and fruits, beverages and snacks, snacks and candies, honey and tea…
Dr. Clove really wants to say: In fact, not every kind of food should be put in the refrigerator.
- Some foods in the refrigerator will shorten the shelf life instead. Some foods are not kept in the refrigerator, which is enough for long-term preservation.
In order to save space in the refrigerator, save some electricity and ensure the quality of food, today we will have a good talk about [which foods do not need to be put into the refrigerator].
Don’t put these foods in the refrigerator.
Specifically, biscuits, candies, honey, pickles, preserved fruits, powdered food, dried food, etc. do not need to be put into the refrigerator.
They are either extremely low in water content and microorganisms cannot reproduce. Either the concentration of sugar and salt is too high, the osmotic pressure is very high, and microorganisms cannot reproduce.
More importantly, some foods put in the refrigerator will [get worse].
Step 1: Honey
When honey enters the refrigerator, it will crystallize and precipitate glucose.
This change does not affect the safety of honey or its nutritional value, but only affects the uniformity of taste.
However, many people will think that the honey is broken and throw away a whole bottle of honey, wasting electricity and food. Unfortunately.
Step 2: Chocolate
Chocolate is prone to change the crystal form of fat crystals after entering the refrigerator for a long time.
Although this will not deteriorate, the taste is no longer delicate and even, even worse if it is put in the freezer. Seeing many people buy such expensive chocolate but put it in the refrigerator, I don’t know whether to love chocolate or money… … …
Chocolate is more suitable to be placed at room temperature of more than ten degrees to more than twenty degrees.
3. Certain Fruits
Tropical fruits such as mangoes and bananas are suitable for preservation at about 12 ℃, usually in a cool place at room temperature.
If you put it in the refrigerator, it will hurt them and deteriorate in advance.
Put these foods in the refrigerator before you eat them.
Some foods do not need to be stored in cold storage. They are only put in the refrigerator for taste.
For example, all kinds of beverages and beer are cool when drunk on ice.
However, Dr. Clove has a suggestion that you might as well store it at room temperature at ordinary times and put ice in the refrigerator for a while before drinking, which can save a lot of space and electricity, and the taste will not be bad!
And these foods…
There are also some foods that are usually stored at room temperature. If you want to store them longer, you can choose the freezer.
1. Steamed Bread, Flower Roll, Bread
If these starchy foods cannot be eaten in one or two meals, it is good to leave them at room temperature.
Placing in the refrigerator will instead speed up the drying and hardening of these foods. If you want to store them for more than 3 days, you’d better wrap them up and put them in the freezer. When eating, you’d better take them out and heat them in the microwave oven or oven. The taste is also great.
2. Tea, milk powder, coffee
In fact, this kind of dry products is good to keep at normal temperature. If they are put into the refrigerator and are not tightly sealed, they will smell and be easily affected with damp, which will not only affect the flavor, but also be prone to mildew.
If you want to keep the tea leaves longer, you can divide them into small bags, wrap them tightly in impermeable packaging, and put them in the freezer, which can reduce the loss of aroma.
But the question is, why do you have to spend so long on electricity for the new tea you bought? It is cost-effective to keep it at room temperature and eat it as soon as possible.