Since the advent of agriculture and food storage, it’s been natural to chill or refrigerate many food items. Cool saves, heat spoils, we’re taught. And often it’s true for prepared foods. Fresh fruits and some vegetables are, however, sometimes exceptions. Refrigerating certain fruits and vegetables can actually rob them of flavor and nutrients, ruin their texture, and quicken their spoiling.
The following is a list of 15 foods that should not (or need not) be refrigerated to keep them fresh, lively and delicious for the longest period of time:
Avocados can be frustrating. Unique and nutritious, there is nothing quite like a perfectly ripe avocado. That buttery unctuousness and impossible-to-describe flavor is like no other and goes a long way to satisfying many people’s fatty cravings. But nurturing your avocados to ripened perfection is an art. In fact you only have a couple of days to guide your avocados to buttery perfection. You can hasten the ripening of avocados with the natural ethylene emitted by the fruit or place them in a bag with bananas to shorten their ripening time. But keep a keen eye, before they spoil. Avocados need heat and ethylene rather than light to ripen. Avocados will spoil and never ripen in the fridge.