Age-old rows over where to keep our groceries have finally been settled.
Eggs, grapes and “bendy parsnips” should go in the fridge, new Government guidance states.
But onions, bread and potatoes belong in the cupboard.
Food watchdog Wrap is advising how to store produce after figures show food waste has soared by 30% during lockdown.
The advice is that eggs are “best kept in their box to protect them” in the fridge.
Aubergines, apples and pears should also be refrigerated.
Bananas need to be kept “somewhere nice and cool, in a cupboard or on the side, ideally in their original packaging”.
Meanwhile, onions “are best stored in a cool, dry, dark place, ideally in a cloth bag”.
And spuds should be stored in the same way – but kept away from the smelly onions.
Fizzy drinks fans should buy smaller amounts to avoid it being wasted.
Bargain hunters are also urged to snap up a big block of hard cheese before grating and freezing it.
Wine is best stored “in a cool dark place or in the fridge once opened”.
Wrap hopes its guidance will “encourage people to keep up their preshop planning, smart storage, and creative cooking”.
Previously, we revealed that you should never keep chocolate in the fridge.
Sarah Hartnett, a confectionary expert based in London, says that choccy is best enjoyed at room temperature.
Not only does chilling it cause chocolate to lose its shine, it can make it taste different too.
Storing the product next to other items in the fridge can cause it to take on different scents and flavours.
And no one wants their cocoa to taste like garlic or onions!