9 Foods You Never Thought Could Be Stored Outside the Fridge

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4. Potatoes

Putting potatoes inside the fridge will just speed up the process of starch turning into sugar. What you’ll be left with would be a sweet, gritty potato. So, instead of placing those potatoes inside the fridge, we do recommend that you store them in a brown paper bag instead. For those who don’t have a root cellar– the best place to store potatoes, then you can consider storing them in a dark place, such as the pantry. Paper bags are better than plastic bags mainly because they’re breathable, and can prevent the potatoes from rotting.

5. Coffee

Leaving coffee inside the fridge will make it lose its flavor, and aside from that, it will also give your fridge a coffee-odor. Coffee beans should be stored in a cool, dry place where it can retain not only its flavor, but freshness as well. If you have a lot of coffee beans and you don’t know where to store them anymore, your freezer can also be a great place.

6. Eggs

A lot of people store their eggs inside the fridge because they’re worried of the salmonella virus breaking in. However, according to experts, it’s alright to leave the eggs at your kitchen top even for several days. Our focus here is not really about spoilage, but the salmonella. In most parts of Europe, the salmonella virus is non-existent at all, while in the US, out of 10,000 eggs, only 1 is usually infected with the disease. Also, even when the eggs have it, if it’s cooked properly, it will eradicate the bacteria.

For an adult, being infected with salmonella will give you uncomfortable for days. However, for kids and pregnant women, this can result to secondary complications.┬áContrary to popular belief, eggs won’t spoil even if its lefts outside for and even if there’s salmonella, there’s no need to worry about serious health threats at all.