If you plan on using your eggplant within about two days of purchasing it, it’s best to keep it out of the refrigerator. Just place it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Eggplants are best kept at room temperature.
If you don’t plan on using your eggplants right away then they can be kept in the crisper of your refrigerator to increase their longevity. Eggplants are quite sensitive to ethylene gases produced by bananas, tomatoes melons, so it’s best to keep them away from those fruits.
17. Peanut Butter
Who likes rock hard peanut butter that won’t spread? Pretty much no one… There is no need to keep peanut butter in your refrigerator, so don’t. Apart from not spreading, peanut butter will get dry and hard if kept in the icebox.
Natural peanut butter, however, is a different story. It is best to keep natural peanut butter in the fridge and most of the labels on these products advise to do so.
The ingredients in natural peanut butter can separate and the peanut oil can quickly go rancid if left unrefrigerated.
18. Olive Oil
Keeping your olive oil in the fridge is a bad idea. Refrigerators are damp and humid places and the condensation can severely affect the flavor of your olive oil. It will also cause your olive oil to become cloudy and solidify over time.
Instead of the fridge, try putting your olive oil in, dark cupboard. It should keep for at least a year. Unopened bottles of olive oil can even stay good for up to two years.
If you currently have your olive oil in the fridge and it is changing consistency, don’t fret. Just take it out. Once at room the consistency will change back to normal.