The Foods That You Should Never Keep in the Fridge

Food is a blissful slice of taste, texture, aroma, colour and inexplicable emotions. It is only logical that you would wish the same freshness, texture, and taste with every bite of food. Here are some foods which should never be kept in the fridge on counts of loss of aroma, taste, texture and colour.

Tomatoes lose their flavour, texture and aroma in the fridge. The cold temperature stops the ripening process, making the fruit soft and mealy. Best way to store the tomatoes is to keep them on the kitchen counter.

Potatoes stored in the fridge turns its starch into sugar. Best to store in a cool place like a well-ventilated cardboard box.

Onions can become quite mushy when refrigerated for too long. Store the unpeeled onions in a well-ventilated dry place.


Basil would wilt faster and absorb the smells around it if kept in the fridge. Try and store them just like flowers, in a cup of fresh water.

Fresh Herbs
Fresh herbs should not be kept in the fridge as they absorb the smells around them. It is best to wrap them and store in an air-tight container.

Bread tends to become stale and chewy with the cold temperature in the fridge, as the starch tends to crystalise faster. Best when stored at the room temperature.

Coffee can absorb the smells in the fridge and lose its flavour. Best to store in a cool and dry place.

The cold temperature in the fridge stops the ripening process of bananas, and the skins tend to get black. Store this tropical fruit in room temperature.

The watermelons when kept in the fridge lose some of their antioxidants. Store them in room temperature.

Honey when refrigerated can get crystalised, store in a tightly closed container at room temperature.

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