2. Tomatoes (and how to fix refrigerated tomatoes)
Some foods ripen even when they’ve been plucked and prepared for commercial sale. It’s a scientifically proven fact, but it’s not something you would call widespread knowledge, is it? Because people think the ripening process stops early, they are quick to place many fruits and vegetables in the comfort of their own fridge. Such an occurrence can only mean bad news for the ripening fruit and its nutrients. One such example is tomatoes.
There is one case where tomatoes have to be stored in the fridge. If you’re handling overripe tomatoes, you can store them in the fridge. However, overripe tomatoes can only be kept for 2 or 3 days when they go really bad and sour. If you’ve been storing regular tomatoes in the fridge, there is a way you can fix the damage. Simply take them out and store them at room temperature somewhere. They will be as good as new in a matter of a few hours. But avoid refrigerating them.