When it comes to food preservation, most people turn to the refrigerator as their first option for saving leftovers and other foodstuffs. It works very well, especially the freezer compartment, a fact we cannot deny. It’s difficult to imagine life without it! Gone are the days of dried meats and fish. Gone are the smokehouses and root cellars. Refrigerators make it possible to have milk and other dairy products on hand at all times. Refrigerators are an integral part of our daily lives. What would our lives be like without this wonder of technology?
Well…in certain instances, life may actually be better! Why? Because certain foods lose some of their health benefits when stored in the refrigerator for a long time. They may also lose their taste and/or texture as they mature in the dark recesses of the refrigerator.
In fact, you may enjoy better health outcomes by avoiding the knee-jerk impulse to refrigerate everything! What follows is a list of 10 foods that most of us refrigerate unnecessarily. Some may shock you. Reading this list will not only give you more room in your fridge, but may also improve your cooking results and reduce food waste.