posted on Oct, 18 2016 @ 11:39 PM
originally posted by: Encryptor
Leaving Onions out of the fridge absorbs flu germs as told to me by a farmer.
Leaving them in the fridge would no doubt absorb from other foods as well much like baking soda does.
Friendly neighborhood health inspector here. This is an old wives tale. The original story was that a cut onion on the nightstand would turn black as
it sucked up the illness. Complete fabrication.
Onions in their skin will keep best in a cool dry place, like potato, for quite a while.
Any greens, vegetables, and fruits, which haven't been cut will keep out of refrigeration. If you live in a cooler climate even a head of lettuce can
be left out of refrigeration. The danger is when the cell walls are compromised. It introduces moisture and penetrates the skin. Most vegetative foods
have a natural barrier to pathogens until cut.
Carrots and other tubers can also be out of refrigeration as long as they remain dry. Moisture is a real enemy as most pathogens require it to