The refrigerator is one of the most important appliances in the kitchen. The fridge cools our perishable goods so they stay fresh for longer which helps prevent spoiled food and saves us money! However, not all foods should be refrigerated.
Some foods require refrigeration immediately while others should only be added once opened and further, some foods even thrive better when they’re not in the fridge at all. So today we’re sharing exactly which foods should and shouldn’t be refrigerated. Stop letting food go to waste and instead, prolong the life of the delicious food you have on hand.
40. Should: Whole Wheat Flour
White flour can live in the pantry for up to two years but whole wheat flour can spoil after about 3 months. This is because whole wheat flour contains germ and bran which are oils and nutrients.
The rich nutrients are appealing to pests and the oils make whole wheat flour prone to spoiling. To increase the shelf life and to prevent pests from contaminating your flour, be sure to store it in an air-tight container in the fridge!