5 Common Foods That Must Never Be Refrigerated
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A lot of technological equipment in the kitchen has made cooking so much easier. Products like microwaves, refrigerators and air fryers are examples of the evolving technology that has made everyone's lives so simple and hassle-free. Today it is impossible to imagine a life without refrigerators. Since their invention, refrigerators have become an indispensable part of everyone's kitchen. Storage of perishable food and cooked dishes has become so much easier. 

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One has to simply store the food in the fridge without being worried about the food going bad or giving any unfriendly odour. The whole idea of refrigerators is to reduce the heat from the food by lowering its temperature and increasing its longevity. While most food items are safe to be stored in the refrigerator, some food items in particular become toxic after being stored in the refrigerator. One must always avoid storing them in the fridge. Here is a list of foods that shouldn't be stored in the refrigerator.

* Onions

Most people have a casual habit of throwing their onions and tomatoes in the refrigerator. Onions are naturally resistant to the low temperatures present in the refrigerator. The starch that is present in the onions starts converting itself into sugar in the refrigerator. This makes onions more susceptible to catching moulds. Another common habit that people have is cutting onions in half and then storing the rest of the parts in a bowl in the refrigerator. 

Half-cut onions stored in the refrigerator become the breeding ground for bacteria and molds. Also, it leads to the accumulation of a very weird smell in the refrigerator, which also starts affecting other food items that are stored. Onions are often very good at attracting any kind of unhealthy bacterias from the surrounding so it is very important to ensure that they are stored properly. One must avoid storing leftover onions in the refrigerator, and they must be used instantly.

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* Garlic

Garlic just like onions also starts attracting bacteria and molds instantly. One must avoid storing peeled garlic in the refrigerator as it catches the moulds within seconds. Also, storing garlic and refrigerators leads to instant freezing as garlic cannot tolerate extremely low temperatures and gets freezed instantly. This leads to a reduction in the natural flavour of garlic and it becomes very mundane. To preserve the natural taste and texture of garlic, it is important to store garlic at room temperature in a dark corner. Avoid storing garlic in an extremely hot corner of the kitchen and try to find an opportune place to store garlic. Also, garlic should never be left without its peels even if one is storing it at room temperature. One must only remove the peels from a garlic pod just before using them.

* Ginger

Just like garlic, ginger also attracts moulds under extremely low temperatures. It is often linked with a lot of problems related to the liver and kidney. Ginger is an extremely nutritious ingredient that has a lot of anti-inflammatory and anti-inflammation-related properties. mostly ginger is an important part of a lot of Indian dishes and gives them a very strong flavour. Storing ginger at room Temperature is the right way of keeping it in the kitchen. Upon the proper storage of ginger, one can enjoy its nutritional benefits as it can cut down on the process of fermentation in the body. It may also help a person get relief from bloating and intestinal gas-related problems. But ginger becomes equally toxic if it is stored in the refrigerator as it becomes a hub of bacteria and moulds.

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* Rice

Another common mistake that most people make is storing cooked rice in the fridge. Just like onions, rice also has a lot of stored starch. Starch is resistant to high-temperature heat that is present in the kitchen and catches bacteria the fastest as compared to any other ingredients. Though there are not a lot of other alternatives for storing the leftover rice, one must make sure that the leftover rice is not stored for more than 24 hours. Any rice that is refrigerated for more than 24 hours may even lead to food poisoning. Also, after storing rice in the refrigerator and reheating, one must make sure that all the particles of the rice become steaming hot. Rice should not be reheated more than once because after that it loses its nutritional value.

These are some of the top food items that must not be stored in the refrigerator. One must be extremely careful about the storage of these food items as most of them are pretty common and used almost regularly while cooking food.