Sure, the dehydrated version of normal fruit doesn’t spoil as quickly as its more moisture-filled compatriots, but by placing wrinkly prunes, pears, figs, and peaches within the main compartment of your fridge can further maintain its bumpiness for up to six months. On the flip side, these are the 16 foods you should never keep in the freezer.
Sure some oenophiles poo-poo the idea of cooling your Cabernet but per Wine Spectator’s “Ask Dr. Vinny” column, placing a nice Merlot near leftover pizza is a do. “I believe that most red wines are drunk too warm (and that most whites are served too cold). I personally enjoy my reds with a slight chill on them…the equivalent of about 30 minutes in the fridge.” If you’re sick of keeping track of your food’s freshness, consider buying some of these supermarket foods that legitimately last for years.
Once that seemingly safe jar full of tomatoes, onions, and garlic is opened? The surrounding temperature will make America’s second favorite condiment susceptible to increased bacteria levels. It will keep fresh in the fridge for up to two weeks.