Saturday, October 31, 2015

Foods you refrigerate, but probably shouldn't

The debate over which food items should be refrigerated and which should not, even if usually handled that way, goes on and on.

Despite the usual way of thinking, most fruits and vegetables fare better without refrigeration, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Among them are -- surprise! -- tomatoes, apples, onions, peppers and berries.

The USDA pinpoints two types of bacteria to be aware of that can lead to food-borne illnesses and change the way foods look, smell, and taste.

Go here for a rundown of several dozen different types of food and whether they should or should not be refrigerated.

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