Mangos grow in naturally warm climates, and as such, they are averse to cold. In harsh environments, the quality of the skin and the sweetness inside the flesh begins to decline once it gets cold. Manogs also ripen best when stored at room temperature.
Let this sweet and delicious fruit keep their youthful appearance by storing them on your counter, where you can keep a watchful eye for once they’re ready to eat. Once the fruit is ripe, feel free to cut it up, and if you need to keep it a little longer, only then store it in the refrigerator.
Citrus fruits are at their juiciest when plucked straight from the tree, especially oranges. Once picked, the fruit begins drying out as it's removed from its water source and begins to decompose. So placing oranges in the refrigerator can help slow down the process as it helps retain some moisture.
However, if you want your orange fruit to be extra sweet, we recommend leaving it out at room temperature. But if you bought a whole bunch at the supermarket and need to store some so they don't spoil, then it's best to store them in a bag in the fridge.
In some hot states, during the extremely hot months, ants and other pests invade the home and find their way into the kitchen. They are able to smell sweet items, such as sugar, from miles away, and before you know it, your sugar jar is filled with small black objects collecting their winter's loot. However, placing the sugar in the fridge is a big mistake.
Instead of having a pure white natural sweetener, you will end up with lumpy and rock-hard sugar. It will be almost impossible to spoon about a precise serving, and your bakes, cups of coffee, and anything else you add sugar to will be either too sweet or not sweet at all. Instead, just make sure that the sugar is held in a sealed, temperature container.
When we say fresh herbs, we are referring to rosemary, parsley, mint, and all their relatives. These aromatic gems turn every dish into a celebration. Their green lives make everything look fresh and exciting and provide unique and delicious flavors that once you start using them in your kitchen, there will be no going back.
Rule number one — do not place them in the fridge. The crispy leaves will get damaged by the cold air and the moist levels they will be exposed to. They will lose their nutritional value, and instead of fresh and bright green stalks, they will look tired and lame.
This next one is about our lovely bubbly. Our longtime favorite is Champagne. We are not talking about your NYE party when everyone is expecting to get a taste of their favorite liquid refreshment. Champagne must be served chilled, however, there are rules for storing champagne when you are not planning to drink it right away.
Keeping the bubbly in the fridge for more than three or four days will damage the cork and ruin the delicate and beautiful flavors of the French delight. If you are not planning on entertaining and don't think you are going to open the bottle in the near future, store it in a dry place and away from sunlight.