The refrigerator is a splendid invention that aids our healthy and wholesome lifestyle every step of the way. It not only keeps our food fresh and healthy, it also allows fruits to ripen quicker, along with keeping harmful bacteria away from our food. However, not all food items and their nutrient profiles should be exposed to cold environments.
You see, some foods tend to wilt away and expire when exposed to chilly temperatures, and in such a case, the fridge is harmful rather than beneficial. For instance, tomatoes and potatoes, veggies that turn bland and expire cold temperature.
For those of you who have no clue about which food items should go in the fridge or not, we’ve compiled all the information you need to know.
Here, take a look at all the food items that you must keep far away from the refrigerator:
1. Green Bananas
Like all tropical fruits, bananas adore warm temperatures and you must keep them on the kitchen counter, far away from the fried. You see, a cold temperature disrupts the ripening process of green bananas and you’ll have to devour them green because they just won’t ripen in the fridge. Since a cold environment permeates the cell walls of the banana peel, it causes its nutrient content to oxidize and create melanin.
Even though the fruit and its taste may be the same as usual, its nutrient count will be significantly lower. Hence, allow the bananas to ripen in a dry and warm environment, and once they have ripened to your taste, you can always store them in the refrigerator for your frozen smoothies, ice creams and other banana treats.