7 Foods That Last Longer When Kept In The Fridge
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You may sometimes wonder why your fruits or vegetables get spoiled so quickly? Why do oranges and lemons dry up? Why do sauces turn sour? No matter how hard you try, food items start spoiling after a few days. Today, we’ll tell you about seven food items that you should definitely put in the fridge before they start getting spoiled.

  1. Citrus fruits: Fruits like lemons, limes and oranges sometimes turn yellow or dry up, and you throw them away. When they are kept outside the fridge for a few days, they quickly lose their flavour and moisture. Put them in a sealed plastic bag and store them in the refrigerator to keep them juicy. When kept this way, they can last for up to three months.
  2. Peanut butter: You may have noticed that peanut butter starts splitting if left out for a long time. This is because organic and natural nut butter are preservative-free, so they tend to spoil after some time. Peanut butter can last 15-20 days without being stored in the fridge, but it can last about three months if kept in the refrigerator.
  3. Apple: Fresh and crisp apples are delicious, but only if you keep them in the fridge. They turn poppy when kept out of the refrigerator as their crispness begins to wear off. Also, they tend to darken quickly when kept outside. If you want your apples to stay fresh for 20-25 days, wash them and put them in the fridge.
  4. Chopped tomatoes: Have you cut tomatoes and left them on the kitchen slab or counter? Keeping cut tomatoes out in the open puts them at risk of drying out. Instead, it would be best to immediately put tomato slices in the fridge and place them down in a napkin. By doing this, your pieces will not be wasted.
  5. Avocado: Avocado is such a fruit that it ripens in a day if you buy it raw, and sometimes it becomes very musky. If you want your avocado to be perfect, keep it in the fridge to prevent it from overripening. In this case, the avocado will last for a long time and get perfectly ripened.
  6. Soy sauce: Many people complain that their soy sauce does not give the same flavour or taste as it did initially. Leaving sauce uncovered triggers an oxidation process that spoils its taste. If you want to retain its flavour for a long time, keep it in the fridge immediately after using it.
  7. Ketchup: When kept out of the fridge, ketchup can easily last a few weeks, but bacteria can often build up around it, eventually spoiling it. If you have organic ketchup, keep it in the refrigerator as it doesn’t contain preservatives.