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21 Surprising Foods You Should Never Refrigerate


We all want our food to be tasty, but a lot of what determines how delicious our meals are happens before you even turn on your stove. Knowing how to properly store kitchen staples like onions, garlic, and potatoes can greatly improve your food’s taste — and it all starts with not mindlessly tossing produce in the fridge. Did you know that most of your fresh fruits and veggies don’t actually need to go in the refrigerator?

Dozens of ingredients that you cook with often last longer outside the fridge or freezer. In fact, cold temperatures and moisture inside your appliances can cause your produce to ripen slower and mold faster. To get the most from your farmers market finds, it’d be best to let them sit and do their own thing.

Keep scrolling to discover the kitchen items most people mistakenly put in their fridge.

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