Foods that you should not refrigerate 

Check out the list of foods that you should not refrigerate:

A refrigerator is a place where we can keep many things from leftover pizzas to ice cream to literally everything. We all need it in our homes and store everything to preserve things for a longer period of time. But a few foods are not refrigeration friendly. Some ingredients simply aren’t made for colder temperatures. Here is the list of foods that you should not refrigerate 

  • Bananas

Bananas need to be stored at room temperature as the warm temperatures help the fruit finish ripening and the light and air slow down decay.

  • Tomatoes

The cold temperatures of the fridge can damage the texture of this food item. 

  • Garlic 

Garlic deteriorates quickly when stored in the refrigerator due to the added moisture. So store it outside only. 

  • Honey

Avoid storing honey in the refrigerator as it solidifies there. 

  • Potatoes 

Cold temperatures turn their starch into sugar, which can make it discolored and tasteless. That is why they are also stored outside the fridge. 

  • Melon 

Uncut melon can be kept on the shelf, it doesn’t affect the freshness of the fruit. Cut melons should be covered and refrigerated. 

  • Peanut butter 

Processed peanut butter can become hard and stodgy in the fridge. So avoid storing it inside the fridge. 

  • Citrus fruits 

Citrus fruits remain juicier and flavourful when stored at room temperature. Store lemons, limes, grapefruit, and oranges in a cool and dry place. 

  • Fresh soft herbs

Basil, rosemary, thyme, and other herbs get dried out in the fridge. Instead, you should cut and keep them in a glass with fresh water.

  • Chocolate 

The fridge is not the right place to keep your box of chocolates. The temperature and moisture of the fridge can spoil the taste, color, and texture.