10 Surprising Foods That Benefit from Refrigeration

10 Surprising Foods That Benefit from Refrigeration

You may already know milk, meat and eggs belong in the fridge. But what about less obvious foods? Storing these 10 foods in the fridge will help to keep them safe and taste great longer.

1. Tortillas

Some tortillas are prone to molding. That’s why the fine print on many tortilla packages recommends refrigerating after opening. Chill tortillas to help them stay fresh. The date on their package is for quality purposes, so when foods are stored properly they may be consumed beyond their date, if there are no signs of spoilage.

2. Salami

Cured meats including salami are less likely to harbor bacteria than cooked meats, but that doesn’t mean they’re always 100-percent safe. Refrigeration can slow potential bacterial growth, but people who are at higher risk of foodborne illness, such as pregnant women, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems should reheat ready-to-eat foods like lunch and deli meats. Store unopened salami in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. After opening, it should be consumed within three to five days.


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