12 Food Items You Should Never Refrigerate

12 Food Items You Should Never Refrigerate


Ever since we discovered the refrigerator, it has become a safe haven for our food items. We keep everything in it so it’s safe for consumption after a period of time. But not every food item should be refrigerated.

Here are some food items you shouldn’t keep in a fridge.

1. Hot Sauce

Whether it’s pepper sauce or any sauce that is hot and spicy shouldn’t be kept in the fridge. The reasons is that, hot sauce stays fresh for years years without refrigerating it, putting it in the fridge decreases it’s life span.

2. Tomatoes

Putting tomatoes in the fridge stops it from ripening and kill it’s flavor.

3. Bread

The lifespan of bread is very short, putting it in the fridge makes it go stale even faster.

4. Onions

Onions should be kept in a dry and ventilated area. Keeping in the fridge dries it out, leaving it soft, which makes it decay faster.

5. Avocado

Avocado, just like the tomato, won’t ripen faster if you put it in the fridge.

6. Honey

Honey never spoils and shouldn’t be refrigerated, since the only point of refrigeration is to keep food items from spoiling.

7. Watermelon

The only time watermelon should be kept in the fridge is when it’s cut, uncut watermelon shouldn’t be kept in the fridge.

8. Banana

Just like many of the aforementioned, when banana is kept in the fridge, it stops it from ripening. You can however put banana in the fridge if it’s too ripe to stop it from ripening more.

9. Ketchup

Ketchup shouldn’t be kept in the fridge.

10. Cooking Oil

All oils, except for groundnut oil, should never be kept in the fridge.

11. Apple

Apples could last a week without refrigerating it, refrigerating it decreases it’s life span.

12. Groundnut Paste (Peanut Butter)

It doesn’t need to be refrigerated as it’s good on it’s own for months.




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