Do you refrigerate these foods? Science says you shouldn’t

  • October 2018

Food and Restaurants in Thane

Image Source:

Don’t refrigerate these foods

Though refrigerators are great preservers of foods like eggs and milk, they’re not really necessary for storing a slew of other things. But how do you know which products can survive and thrive at room temperature and which can’t? With the help of science, we’ve rounded up a list of the top 20. Disclaimer: Views expressed in this article are the author’s own and MSN does not endorse them in any way. Neither can MSN independently verify any claims made in the article. You should consult your physician before starting any weight loss or health management programme to determine if it is right for your needs.


According to the Farmers’ Almanac, these juicy fruits are best kept at room temperature; chilling them to below 12 degrees Celsius (or 54 degrees Fahrenheit) compromises the red treats’ flavour and texture


Salty food spreads like Marmite can be stored on shelves for several months. Research shows the product’s high salt content will keep it from going mouldy. (Salt acts as a preservative!)

Ketchup (and most other condiments)

People debate whether this condiment should be kept in the fridge or cupboard, but it really comes down to taste: do you like your ketchup cold or at room temperature? Because the red liquid is high in sodium, it can be stored on a shelf for about a month.


Bananas are another hot button “should-you-put-them-in-the-fridge” food item, but the answer once again comes down to personal preference. Science has found the ripening process of bananas slows down when the fruit is exposed to cool temperatures; meaning bananas kept in the fridge will stay relatively unripe. If you want yours to be more yellow than green, keep them on the counter.


The delicate herb loses its flavour and texture when exposed to cold temperatures, so keeping it in the fridge is a big no-no. You should either grow it as a plant or dry the leaves or flash-freeze them.


Salty food spreads like Marmite can be stored on shelves for several months. Research shows the product’s high salt content will keep it from going mouldy. (Salt acts as a preservative!)


This little green fruit is used to growing in warm temperatures, so putting one in the fridge will slow the ripening process way down. Avocados last between two to three days in the fridge; after that, their flavour and texture becomes compromised.

Bread (and other doughy items like bagels)

There is nothing better than biting into a piece of fresh baked bread—and nothing worse than doing the same to a piece that’s been pulled from the fridge. The natural ingredients that go into dough don’t fare well in cold temps, so putting slices in the fridge dries them out. Store your loaf on a shelf instead.


Potatoes don’t thrive in cold climates, be they sweet or regular. Why? According to the Farmers’ Almanac, low temperatures wreak havoc on the food’s natural starches, meaning they grow old and lose flavour when refrigerated. The organization advises that people store them in a paper bag at room temp instead.


The National Coffee Association says coffee’s greatest enemies are “air, moisture, heat and light.” Since fridges are packed with humidity, they should be considered a no-go for storage. The organization suggests beans be stored in airtight containers instead.


Known as a stone fruit, meaning they have a large pit, plums behave like peaches when they’re refrigerated—they wither up and won’t ripen. If you love the fresh flavour of plums, it’s best you store them on a shelf at room temperature.

Maple syrup

Fun fact: the sugars in some maple syrup crystallize when exposed to cool temperatures. That’s why you’ll notice the product’s texture changes in the fridge. Though you can work to restore the item to its original form, it’s always advised you keep it at room temperature.


Much like the ones in maple syrup, the sugars in honey have a mini-freakout when they get too cold, which can cause the product to harden or lose flavour in the fridge. Unless you want to dig deeply into a jar of the sweet liquid each time you need it for tea or a recipe, it’s advised you store it on a cupboard shelf.


According to Jeff Potter, a food science expert and author of Cooking for Geeks, butter is a food that can be stored in the fridge and at room temperature. “Butter is right on the threshold as for whether it’s safe unrefrigerated, and salt lowers the water available [to the bacteria],” he told TheStreet. “Unsalted butter should be refrigerated, but salted butter should be OK out on the counter.”


If you think “cool as a cucumber” accurately describes how you should store the food, you’d be wrong. Based on research done by Fruits and Veggies More Matters, they’re one of many items that lose their luster when refrigerated. Store them on your counter away from direct sunlight.


Read More About Thane Food Blog, Resources, Tips. Get More Information About Food and Restaurants in Thane.


From Maruti Ciaz to Mahindra Scorpio: Festive season discounts & deals on cars under Rs 10 lakh

Automobile dealers Car showrooms in Thane

Image Source

It is that time of the year again when gifts and festivities are exchanged and well, more importantly to us, new cars are bought. The auspicious time of Navratri and Diwali is closing in and if you’re beginning to bite your nails as to what to buy and make the best of it, we’re happy to help. A lot of car manufacturers have announced car discounts and offers. From Renault, Honda to Mahindra, and also luxury brands like BMW and Jaguar Land Rover are into Diwali discounts. However, here we’ll focus on cars priced between Rs 8.2 lakh to Rs 10 lakh. So, if that’s what your price bracket is, you’re welcome.

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

A very popular sedan in Maruti Suzuki’s lineup, the Ciaz is priced at Rs 8.19 lakh for the base variant and Rs 10.97 lakh for the top trim. Petrol and diesel engine options include a 1.5-litre diesel and a 1.3-litre petrol. The automatic transmission is only available in the petrol trim. Maruti Suzuki Ciaz currently has cash and exchange offers on it – Rs 10,000 corporate discount and an exchange bonus of Rs 15,000.

Hyundai Verna

A competitor to Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna comes in both petrol and diesel trims. The 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre engine options are available paired with a manual or an automatic transmission. The base price of the Hyundai Verna is Rs 7.86 lakh and Rs 12.98 lakh for the top trim. It has a Rs 20,000 cash discount and an additional Rs 20,000 exchange bonus.

Honda City

With prices starting at Rs 8.96 lakh for the base trim and Rs 14.15 lakh for the top variant, Honda City is one of the best-selling sedans in the country. It is available in both 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engine options with manual and automatic transmission options as well. Honda is offering free first-year insurance, a Rs 20,000 exchange bonus, and Rs 10,000 worth of accessories.

Toyota Yaris

The Yaris is the newest entrant in the sedan segment in India, competing with the likes of Honda City and Hyundai Verna. Prices for Toyota Yaris start at Rs 9.26 lakh and extend to Rs 14.07 lakh for the top trim. It is available with petrol and diesel engines with an option of manual & automatic transmission options. For this festive season, the Yaris has a cash discount of Rs 30,000, a Rs 20,000 exchange bonus, and Rs 10,000 corporate discount.

Mahindra Scorpio

An immensely popular SUV in India, Mahindra Scorpio was updated with a facelift version in November 2017. Prices for the SUV start at Rs 10.09 lakh and extend to Rs 16.44 lakh. It is only available with a diesel engine paired with a manual transmission. It gets Rs 40,000 cash discount, a Rs 25,000 exchange bonus, Rs 18,000 special offer in Delhi, NCR Zone and some select cities.


Get More Information About Car Care tips and tricks Blog Visit Thaneweb.Book Your Maruti Car At Automobile dealers Car showrooms in Thane



Bringing home these things during Navratri will give you happiness and prosperity!


Navratri festival in Thane
Image Source :

The festival of Navratri

The entire country is celebrating Navratri right now with much enthusiasm and fervour. It is one of the most auspicious times in the Hindu calendar and is celebrated through different ways in different parts of the country. During this time, devotees sing songs in honour of the goddess and observe fast as well.

Things to keep

However, do you know that apart from the usual rituals, few things, if kept at home during Navratras can help you attract health and wealth? Here are those things and make sure to get them home..


The lotus flower is a favourite of Goddess Laxmi — it is said that keeping a fresh lotus flower in your temple every day during Navratras will make Goddess Laxmi happy and she will bless you with health and wealth.

Silver or Gold coin

it is considered auspicious if you a buy a gold or silver coin with a picture of Laxmi and Ganesh embossed on it. You can do so on the first day of Navratris and keep it in either in your temple or your household locker.

Peacock feather

Goddess Saraswati held a peacock as very close to her — it is said that keeping a peacock feather in your temple will attract positive vibes for you and will also cure the Vastu Dosha in your area.

Laxmi idol

It is said that for wealth and prosperity, you should bring home an idol of Goddess Laxmi. Make sure she is in a sitting position in the idol, showering her blessings on everyone.

16 shringar items

Navratra is the celebration of the female beauty, so it is said that buying the “16 shringar” or cosmetic items during Navratras will make you healthy and wealthy. Let us now talk about the must do’s during this Navratri and talk about the things that are deemed important during Navratri.

North east

The North East direction, also known as Ishan kon is considered as the direction of Gods. Place the idol of the durga in this direction and pray to her idol daily.

Akhand jyot

If you are lighting an “akhand jyot” for the Goddess, then make sure to keep it in the South West direction. If you can’t manage an akhand jyot, get one that will last through out the entire night.

Face east or north

While doing the Puja, make sure that you face the east or north direction. Also make sure that there are no dirty clothes lying around your temple area. Make sure that the area in and around your temple is clean and pure — make sure to burn some incense sticks as well.

Changing the flag

If you have a flag on the top of the temple, make sure that you hoist it in the North West direction everyday. A home flag should always be allowed to flutter in the air and not kept confined within the four halls of the house.

Idol keeping

Never place your idol near the bathroom. Also every temple should have an area to sit on and pray to God. You can do so while sitting on a mat as well… Now, let’s talk about the different form of the Goddess that are prayed to during this period and what “bhog” is served to them.

Mata Chandraghanta

While praying to Mata Chandraghanta, offer milk, sweets made of milk or Kheer to her. This is said to relieve all your pains and provide peace and prosperity.

Mata Kushmanda

Mata Kushmanda is offered Malpua as Bhog. It is said that offering the Goddess Maa malpua is said to be make you intelligent, wise and will also help you immensely at work.

Mata Skandmata

To Mata Skandmata, a Banana is offered as a bhog. It is said that doing so keeps the family healthy. It also makes sure that there is never any shortage of food in your family.

Mata Katyayani

It is said that honey is offered as Bhog to Maa Katyayani. It is said that this makes you physically more attractive. For those girls who are unmarried, this serves as a remedy to get married as well.

Mata Kaalratri

Jaggery (gur) is offered as Bhog to the Mata — this along with doing some dakshina for the poor can reap rich benefits for you. Make sure that you offer some food and clothes to a needy person.

Mata Mahagauri

Coconut is offered as bhog to Mata Mahagauri —- It is said that doing so will help an infertile couple conceive a child. You can do so, not just during Navratras, but all throughout the year.

Goddess Siddhidatri

On the ninth day of Navratra, Mata Siddhidatri is worshipped. She is also said to the Goddess of accomplishment. It is said that offering Til as a Bhog to the Goddess prevents one from accidents and untimely deaths in the family.


Read More About Thane Lifestyle Blog, Resources, Tips. Visit Thaneweb For More Information or Email us at –


Buyer’s Guide


Mobile and Gadget Stores in Thane
Image Source :

Looking for a fitness band or a smartwatch with a heart-rate tracker? Here are some of the best devices you can use to monitor your cardiac rhythm…

Mi Band 2 | ₹1,800 |

This entry-level fitness band, which boasts of a battery life of 10 days, sports a splash- and dust-resistant (IP67) build that’s certified to survive a jog in the rain. It lacks a built-in GPS, so outdoor runs and walks are only tracked when you have the paired handset with you.

Goqii Vital | Starts at ₹3,499 |

After you register with Goqii and provide details like your age, weight, and pre-existing health conditions, the service connects you to a personal coach who helps you set fitness goals and create a roadmap on how to achieve them. This health coach will also provide you with dietary advice and the exercise routine you should follow. The Vital band can be worn to the pool; it measures blood pressure, has a seven-day battery life, and can store data for up to 30 days without syncing with its mobile app.

Smartron | ₹4,999 |

Besides a heart rate monitor, this band also includes an ECG sensor to measure blood pressure on an hourly basis. Its app uses all your physical-activity data, along with your heart rate and sleep patterns to detect stress levels and calculate your overall health index. The is water- and dust-resistant, but it can’t be worn for swimming. It has a two-day battery life and can store 14 days of steps, up to 10 heart rate and BP records, and 1,200 minutes of exercise data.

Huawei Band 2 | ₹4,600 |

This band is waterproof and can even be worn when swimming. It comes with built-in GPS for an accurate analysis of your outdoor jogs or walks; you get a guided mode to help you breathe right, and it even measures VO2 levels (maximum amount of oxygen utilised during intense exercise).

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro | ₹13,590 |

The Fit2 Pro comes with built-in GPS; can be worn in the swimming pool and even measures altitude during treks. The band also supports third-party fitness services like Endomondo and MapmyRun. Depending on GPS usage, the Fit2 Pro will need to be recharged almost every three days.

Garmin Vivomove HR | ₹17,990 |

This smartwatch continuously monitors your heart rate to detect stress levels. It also initiates a relaxation timer to help lower anxiety levels. Besides, it looks like a traditional time piece; it combines an analogue watch face with a digital display that gets activated when you swipe to view your heart rate, VO2 levels, step count and notifications. The Vivomove HR will give up to five days of service before needing a recharge.

Fitbit Versa & Ionic | Starts at ₹17,950 and ₹22,599 respectively |

The only difference between these two bands is that the Ionic comes with built-in GPS, while the Versa lacks this feature. Besides, tracking your physical activities, the app stores detailed information on your sleep cycles and heart rates and presents it in a way that can be understood and worked upon. The devices are sturdily built, swim proof, come with an altimeter and give you up to four days of use on a single charge.

Apple Watch 3 | Starts at ₹29,900 |

If you own an iPhone, then the Apple Watch 3 is your best option for its native integration with the iOS ecosystem. It alerts you of any cardiac emergency when your heart rate rises beyond a certain threshold during inactivity for a 10-minute period. It is also swimproof and you can choose from various activities (running, cycling, swimming, etc) to record your exercise sessions. A built-in barometric altimeter measures elevation to count the number of flights climbed and GPS to record speed and distance covered. On the battery front, the Apple Watch will need to be charged almost daily.


These devices are NOT a replacement or an alternative to professionally-monitored stress tests or ECGs. They use LEDs that lie in contact with your skin to illuminate the capillaries beneath, while an adjacent sensor measures the rate at which blood pumps past to calculate beats per minute.

But the sensors aside, the true quality of a good fitness band or watch depends on its smartphone app, which crunches all the data to give you an idea of your heart health, and even help you maintain a record for your doctor. If you suffer from a heart ailment, consult your physician for advice on fitness activities for you.

Also Read : 5 game-changing phones


Read More About Mobile and Gadget Stores in Thane Visit Thaneweb For More Information or Email us at –