The cold can cause chocolate to turn whitish and lose its smooth, creamy texture, so it is best to store it in a cool, dry place.
Fresh herbs, such as parsley, cilantro, mint, among others, should not be kept in the refrigerator for long periods of time, as they are very sensitive to low temperatures and excessive humidity. This is because cold and humidity can affect the texture, flavor and aroma of herbs, which can diminish their quality and freshness. In addition, fresh herbs have a high water content, which can cause them to become soft and oxidize more quickly in a humid environment. To maintain the freshness of fresh herbs, it is best to store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight, such as in a glass jar with a lid, with kitchen paper or a moistened paper towel to maintain a moist but not overly humid environment.
The cold can solidify the olive oil, changing its texture and flavor, so it is best to store it in a cool, dark place.
Avocados ripen best at room temperature, so if they are hard, it is best to leave them out of the refrigerator.
Garlic does not need refrigeration and storing it in the refrigerator can cause it to become soft and moldy.
Coffee absorbs odors and humidity from the refrigerator, which affects its flavor, so it is best to store it in a cool, dry place.
Onions do not need refrigeration and storing them in the refrigerator can cause them to become soft and moldy.
Tropical fruits such as mango, pineapple, papaya and bananas do not need to be refrigerated and cold can affect their flavor and texture.
Berries, such as strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, are very sensitive to low temperatures and excessive humidity, so it is not recommended to store them in the refrigerator for extended periods of time. Cold and humidity can affect the texture, flavor and freshness of berries, which can cause them to become soft, lose their sweetness and oxidize quickly.
Cold can cause melon to lose its flavor and texture, so it is best to store it at room temperature until ripe.
Honey crystallizes in the cold, so it is best stored in a cool, dry place.
Bread dries out and hardens quickly in the refrigerator; it is best stored at room temperature in a closed container.
The cold converts the starch in the potatoes into sugar, altering their flavor and texture, it is best to store them in a cool, dry place.
Refrigeration stops the ripening process of bananas, causing their skin to turn black; it is better to leave them at room temperature.
Cold alters the texture and flavor of tomatoes, so it is best to store them at room temperature.