Don’t Store These Foods Items in The Fridge

By TNV English

Sep 09  2023

Tomatoes can lose their flavor and become mealy when stored in the fridge. Keep them at room temperature until they ripen, then use them promptly.


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Onions can become moldy and mushy when refrigerated. Store them in a cool, dry place with good air circulation.


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Cold temperatures can convert the starches in potatoes into sugar, resulting in an undesirable sweet taste and a gritty texture. Keep them in a cool, dark place.


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Like onions, garlic can develop mold and sprout when stored in the fridge. Instead, store garlic bulbs in a dry, well-ventilated area.


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Refrigeration can make bread go stale faster. Keep it at room temperature in a bread box or sealed container.


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Avocados should be stored at room temperature until they ripen. Once ripe, you can transfer them to the fridge to slow down further ripening.


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Honey is a natural preservative and does not need refrigeration. Cold temperatures can cause it to crystallize.


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Refrigerating bananas can cause the peel to turn brown, but the fruit inside may still ripen slowly. Keep them at room temperature until they reach your desired ripeness.


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Whole melons like watermelons and cantaloupes should be stored at room temperature. Once cut, you can refrigerate the unused portions.


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Coffee can absorb odors from the fridge and lose its flavor. Store it in an airtight container in a cool, dark pantry.


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