8 Foods You Need To Stop Putting In The Refrigerator

Foods to Keep Out of the Fridge

  • Tomatoes

Wait what?

Tomatoes actually can lose their nutrients if they get put in the fridge.  Plus they can lose their flavor, seeing as their chemical compounds then break down…

So, a refrigerated tomato can become tasteless, and nutrition-less…

So keep on the counter, and wait for them to ripen…

  • Onions

Onions like air, but not the refrigerator’s cold air. Just keep them on the counter, they’ll be fine…

  • Avocado

Avocados just don’t ripen well in the fridge.  If you’re not gonna need them for a bit, you can keep them in the fridge, but if you want to eat them anytime soon, you should let them ripen somewhere else…

  • Potatoes

If you put your potatoes in the fridge, the cold will cause the starch in the potatoes to turn to sugar.  Not only is this bad for your blood sugar, but it will also change the taste of your potatoes.  Instead, keep them on the counter.

  • Honey

For years people have thought that the perfect place to store honey is in the refrigerator.  Perhaps to keep it out of the reach of ants.  However, the cold simply makes it thick, crystalline, and inedible.  Honey has a very long shelf life and will not go bad in your pantry, no matter how long it is in there.

  • Garlic

Refrigeration causes garlic to sprout prematurely. Keeping garlic out of the fridge will allow it to last for about two months–and it will keep all of your other refrigerated items from smelling like garlic!

  • Peanut Butter

While it is true that natural peanut butter needs refrigeration, since the oil separates and can become rancid, ‘regular’ peanut butter does not need to be cooled. In fact, if you do store it in the fridge, it can harden and be difficult to spread.

  • Bananas

Bananas should ripen at room temperature. The refrigerator should only be an option if you want to slow the ripening process.  Refrigeration will also turn the peels brown.

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