Most people just assume that putting food in the fridge will make it last longer.

 

Well, it turns out that this is NOT the case, with many foods lasting longer outside of the fridge. 

 

There are certain foods out there that will last far longer if stored in a dry place, like a cupboard or shelf. 

 

We did a bit of research, and discovered which foods should be kept out of the refrigerator:

 

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Tomatoes

Cold temperatures mess with the texture of a tomato, and makes the tomato mushy. 

 

Tomatoes, Carrots And Radish On The Top Of The Table

 

Garlic

Garlic likes to go off pretty quickly in the fridge, it’ll grow mould and go rubbery-soft when put into the fridge.

 

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Onions

Onions tend to become incredibly mushy or mouldy if left in the fridge for too long. 

 

Brown Onion

 

Avocado

Putting an avocado in the fridge will just completely stop it from ripening, much like the banana, it practically freezes in time.

 

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Honey

Putting honey into the fridge will increase the speed of the sugar crystallisation which turns it into an almost dough-like form.

 

Honey on White Bowl

 

Strawberries

Keeping berries in the fridge can make them rot much faster due to moisture. They'll be better off in a bowl on the counter.

 

Strawberry on Human Hand

 

Bananas

Cold temperatures basically freeze bananas, hindering their ability to ripen. 

 

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Potatoes

Cold temperatures will generally break down the starch within potatoes. 

 

Closeup Photo of Potatoes

 

Bread

The cold temperature of the fridge promotes the bread to become stale far more quickly. 

 

Sliced Bread

 

Coffee

When placed in the fridge, coffee absorbs any smell that’s in your fridge and the whole batch will never go back to it’s original flavour.

 

Free stock photo of caffeine, coffee, cup, mug

 

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