It might seem like a no-brainer to keep all of your food in the fridge, but some items are better left on the bench.
A study published in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences journal revealed storing your tomatoes in the fridge genetically modifies the flavour.
Storing your potatoes in the fridge can affect the flavour and texture, as the cooler temperate accelerates the process of turning starch into sugar. Instead, your spuds should be kept in in a paper bag, and in a cool (not cold), dark and well-ventilated area.
Onions should be stored a dark cupboard, away from your potatoes if possible. The gases from each vegetable cause the other to go off more quickly.
Unripe avocados should be stored on the bench, preferably near your bananas. Ripe bananas release ethylene, a gaseous plant hormone that helps ripen fruit. Once your avocado is ripe, place it in the fridge.
Should you keep tomato sauce in the fridge or the cupboard? This question has left many people divided. But as a rule of thumb, if you can finish the bottle within four weeks, it’s fine to leave it in the cupboard. Any longer and you’ll need to refrigerate your condiment.
Storing honey in the fridge may cause it crystallise.
Basil should be treated in the same manner you would a bunch of flowers. Trim the stems and keep it sitting a cup of fresh water.