I Have Been Storing My Food & Milk Wrong This Entire Time!

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Eating fresh foods is always an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, so why wouldn’t we want to learn how to keep out food fresher, longer! Check out these surprising tips to keeping your groceries lasting longer!


1. Garlic/Onions/Shallots

These foods should be kept OUT of the refrigerator. They will turn mealy and often lose much of the intensity of their unique taste unless they are kept in a cool, dry place.

2. Tomatoes

Although a cold tomato slice is hard to beat, refrigeration directly affects many of the flavor compounds. Store tomatoes on your counter-top, away from the sun.

3. Citrus

Oranges, grapefruit, lemons, and limes will dry out and lose their vigorous taste if left in the fridge.


4. Milk

Store milk and other dairy products in the top shelves of your fridge. Although pint jugs of milk fit snugly in the door of your refrigerator, the door is the warmest part!

5. Vegetables

Keep veggies away from fruits, especially apples, pears, kiwis, and stone fruits. Many fruits emit ethylene which will cause many other produce items to spoil prematurely.

6. Nuts

Nuts should be stored in the refrigerator. They are full of unsaturated fats that will go rancid and affect their flavor if they are left out!


7. Celery

Celery is best stored wrapped in tin foil in your veggie drawer. There it can last up to 2 weeks!

8. Bananas

There is a way to refrigerate bananas! It is perfectly acceptable to put half of a banana in the fridge if it’s wrapped in tin foil. It can last two days this way!

Source : The Breast Cancer Site