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Foods That Shouldn't Be Stored in the Refrigerator

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The refrigerator is not the best place to store absolutely all of our products because the cold temperatures are not at all good for some foods.

This doesn't mean that if you store those foods in the refrigerator that they will be unfit for consumption. They simply won't have the same taste and nutritional value.


Oil and other plant oils, such as olive oil and coconut oil, must not be stored in the refrigerator. The low temperature in it is not suitable for keeping these oils in a complete liquid state. To have a normal consistency, plant oils need to be stored at room temperature.


It doesn't matter if the coffee is ground or in bean form, it does not belong in the fridge. Coffee has the property of absorbing the flavors of the products around it and it will lose its unique aroma and taste in no time if kept in the fridge once opened.



The cold temperature in the fridge will turn your tomatoes into a sludge if you cut them. The texture of these vegetables changes when they are in the refrigerator and once they are sliced, they turn to jelly.


Onions kept in the refrigerator acquire mold much faster. As well, Onions, just like coffee, absorb the aromas of the products around them, losing their own flavor. Onions also dry much faster in the fridge.



The low fridge temperatures destroy the starch in potatoes. That is why frozen vegetable mixes avoid including potatoes. Their texture and flavor change as well.


Bananas will change their consistency and taste if stored in the fridge. If they are not fully ripened, the low temperatures will hinder their normal process of ripening.


If you store honey at low temperatures, the process of sugar crystallization will speed up and eventually it will become so hard that it will be impossible to even stick a spoon in it.


Garlic catches mold much faster in the refrigerator and after a while, its cloves become like rubber. The worst thing is that any changes in garlic are rarely noticeable and you find out only after you cut it.



If your melon is not cut, store it in a dry and dark place, so the antioxidants in it are not lost. Cut melon should be stored in the fridge to prevent it from spoiling.


If you store your avocado in the fridge, it will visibly change its appearance and won't be as delicious. In addition, the ripening process will stop due to the low temperatures.


The low temperatures of the refrigerator make bread dryer, tougher and crumbly, because the aging process of the bread is sped up. It too takes on the aromas of the other products in the fridge and is not at all pleasant to eat after a while.

Fresh herbs and spices

Fresh herbs and spices should also not be stored in the refrigerator because they will lose their specific flavor. Herbs and spices need to be stored in an open and ventilated area - far from any other aromas.