12 Foods You Shouldn’t Keep in the Refrigerator

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2. Onions

They could make you sob like a little kid each time you chop them. But these tear-jerkers sure know how to add flavor to food. Onions are among the key ingredients you should have in a kitchen since they could be used to flavor a wide variety of dishes. But did you know that onions shouldn’t be stored in the refrigerator?

Why it’s a bad idea: Raw, unpeeled onions could hang in the fridge for a while but they won’t last very long. It may be chilly in there but the humidity will eventually leave them moldy, reducing their quality and freshness. Meanwhile, storing sliced onions in the fridge causes two problems. On one hand you get a dried up onion that’s been drained of its juicy flavors. On the other hand, your whole refrigerator will smell like chopped onions.

Proper storage: Whole onions can be stored in a well-ventilated container placed somewhere cool and dry. Don’t place them near your potatoes since they emit gases that speed up the appearance of sprouts in spuds. Cut onions may be placed in the fridge but they should be kept in a sealed container and consumed before they dry out.

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