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14 foods that should not be stored in the refrigerator


There are a number of products that, at low temperatures, not only deteriorate, but also lose their beneficial properties, change their appearance and taste.

We have compiled for you a list of what you should not put in the refrigerator.

We recommend to keep it.


If you put an unripe avocado in the fridge, it will certainly become softer, but the matter will be not in maturation, but in moisture, which is absorbed into the fruit through the peel. Therefore, his place in the fruit room is on the table.


Potatoes also do not like cold, because of the temperature below 7 ° C, it becomes sweetish, which spoils its taste. And after the heat treatment of such potatoes in it will be much more carcinogenic acrylamide than usual. The ideal way to store this vegetable is to put it in a paper bag and place it where it will be cool, but not frosty.


At low temperatures, chocolate is covered with an unpleasant white bloom. The fact is that because of the cold, sucrose crystals begin to appear on the surface of the chocolate. As a result, the delicacy loses its taste and presentation.

Tropical fruits

At low temperatures, fruits rot and emit harmful substances. It is better to put them in the closet, wrap in several layers of paper and store in a dry place at room temperature.


As well as cut flowers, basil is better to keep, dropping its stems into the water. In the refrigerator, the leaves will quickly wither, lose their aroma and begin to absorb extraneous odors over time.

Green beans

Beans due to the cold loses not only a beautiful appearance, but also useful qualities. For better preservation, freeze it.


The moisture in the refrigerator will not contribute to the onion freshness, because of it the vegetable becomes soft and unfit for consumption, quickly deteriorates. In addition, excessive moisture contributes to the appearance of harmful bacteria and the formation of mold.


In no case can you keep your coffee in the refrigerator, if your goal is, of course, not to absorb the unpleasant smell from other products with it. From the cold and moisture of the grain will instantly lose their aroma, as well as absorb all extraneous odors. It is best to keep the coffee in a dark, dry and cool place, or if you need to keep it until better times, put it in the freezer.

Olive oil

It is recommended to store olive oil at a temperature from +12 to +16 ° С. In the refrigerator, the oil may begin to stratify, a precipitate may appear in it, and the consistency of the product from liquid to more dense may also change.


The cold and moisture of the refrigerator contribute to crystallization, and honey loses its texture, taste and useful properties faster than usual. With the right method of storage, the shelf life of honey is almost unlimited. Keep it in a jar, tightly covered with a lid, in a dark place at room temperature.


In the refrigerator, tomatoes lose all their taste, as cold air stops the ripening process. Cold and humid air also adversely affects the texture of the pulp of tomatoes.


Some housewives store bread in the refrigerator. But because of this, it hardens faster. If there is more bread in the house than your family can eat, it is better to make crackers from the leftovers


Eggplants, which are relatives of tomatoes, are also afraid of low temperatures. In the refrigerator, they become spotty, quickly fade and lose their taste, so it is best to store them at room temperature.


In the fridge, all kinds of bananas quickly darken and become outwardly unattractive. If you see bananas in the fruit section almost black, this does not indicate their special ripeness, but that they were incorrectly stored during transportation.