Some foods are fresher out of the fridge

Some foods are fresher out of the fridge

WSFA/NBC - I think it's safe to say when you go to the store you're hoping to bring home the freshest fruits and vegetables as possible. But sometimes what you do with them when you get home can make a big difference too.

Some dietitians say some foods are better outside the fridge.

"When you put those into the refrigerator it changes the composition of the carbohydrate that's in there and they don't taste as good when you cook them."

You really have to pay close attention to fruits and vegetables. Things like onions, garlic, potatoes, and tomatoes are better left out of the refrigerator.

"There's a lot of fruits and vegetables that as long as they are whole and they are freshly harvested or you've picked them up at the grocery store, shouldn't be refrigerated because they may need more time to ripen and the refrigeration may damage the quality of the foods.

With fruits and vegetables though and you've prepared a salad or whatever, once they've been washed and cut they do need to go into the refrigerator for food safety. Bread is another. You can put it in the refrigerator to stop the mold, but again it goes stale. Honey you don't want to put in because it will cause it to crystallize faster.

Dietitians say a good rule of thumb if they're stored on the shelves at the grocery store, they're probably safe on the shelf at home too.

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