Cashew nuts are addictive as much as they are healthy. They are a perfect snack, rich in loads of good things (including calories and fat), and are deliciously tasty. Cashews are protein bombs while we’re on the go, in our granola, or even turned into milk!
However, storing them is not as straightforward. Cashew nuts fare better in lower temperatures, but if it’s too cold, like in a fridge, it could impair their flavor. The best way to store nuts would be to keep them in an airtight container in your pantry or kitchen cupboard, where it’s not too warm.
One of the biggest citrus fruits we enjoy, especially for breakfast and with a sprinkle of sugar, is another one that is at its best when out of the fridge. The grapefruit is a perfect kick-start to your morning routine, and it will be an even better one at room temperature. The natural sourness of the grapefruit is damaged by the cold temperature in the fridge, and even the texture of the fruit is not what it is supposed to be.
The fruit fluid pockets are naturally full of juices, and when stored at a temperature that is too cold, these juices harden, delivering a dry and dehydrated breakfast companion. So, if you are planning on having half a grapefruit to start your day with, remember to leave it out the night before.
What makes biscuits wonderfully addictive is their flakiness. The butter is what gives them an irresistible texture that gets you coming back for more. One is never enough. So, what happens when you store biscuits in the fridge? They lose the crispiness and flakiness they are loved for, and you can find yourself with a lump that resembles soft or uncooked dough.
Don't be fooled by biscuits that have a cream or cheese filling. These, too, can live a moderate and pleasant life in a dry and away from sunlight cupboard. Just because they have dairy ingredients in them doesn't mean they have to be hidden in cold and wet conditions.
There are tangerines and mandarins and clementines, and only god knows the difference between them. So before we explain why these, too, are better off out of the fridge, let's understand what is what. The mandarine is a type of orange which the tangerine and the clementine are sourced from.
A clementine is a small fruit with smooth-looking skin, and the tangerine is a bigger version with an uneven texture. All three are at their prime when they are at room temperature; they keep their juices fresh, and the most important thing is that they are so much easier to peel when they are not stone cold.
The durian is known as 'The King of Fruit.' This is not a typical tropical fruit that you regularly buy during summer; it is actually not a typical fruit you will buy at all, but for the sake of those who do, we share our off-fridge or in-the-fridge recommendation. The cold temperatures inside the fridge have a significant effect on the unique aroma the durian fruit has (maybe it's a good thing?), so it should be stored out.
The fragrance of the fruit is what it is best known for, and the last thing you want is all of the food in your fridge smelling like it, so remember, if by any chance you come across this tropical delight, leave it out.