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Foods you should not put in your refrigerator



Ever wonder why certain foods you buy at the supermarket just don’t seem to last as long as they should? It could be how you are storing them. Many people think that by refrigerating certain foods they will lengthen the life expectancy of a food. But what it is actually doing is cutting it back and creating moisture that often creates mold. Below are just a couple of items that you should not put in your refrigerator.





Honey – Nothing worse than not being able to squeeze out the honey out of the bottle, I mean it already comes out super slow. Refrigerating honey will make it crystalize and seize up.








Coffee – Believe it or not, refrigerating coffee can lessen the flavor of coffee whether it’s ground or whole beans. This is due to the humidity in the fridge, which causes water to build up on the coffee.








Onions -- Although you should store cut onions in the fridge, uncut onions prefer to be out of the cold. The fridge’s humidity can cause uncut onions to grow moldy and mushy.











Garlic – Like coffee, garlic can also lose its flavors to the cold from the refrigerator.








Potatoes – Even though it may sound good to cut the carbs content out, refrigerating potatoes can convert that starch into sugar. Resulting in gritty potatoes with a sort of sweet flavor.








Cucumbers – A common mistake people make is to store these already watery vegetables in the fridge, which can cause cucumbers to go through a process called pitting. Pitting in cucumbers is a sort of decay or soaked spot.









Hot Sauce – There is almost no point to store hot sauce in the fridge. Hot sauces are full of vinegar and other preservatives that keep them from spoiling when left at room temperature. The cool temp of the fridge can actually lessen the spiciness of your favorite hot sauce.










Whole Melons -- These delicious fruits are high in antioxidants, which promote healthy skin, and eyesight but storing them whole in the cold fridge can stop the production of these antioxidants. But do put cut melons in the fridge to prevent bacteria from growing.









Bananas – When you put bananas in the fridge, you can stop them from ripening correctly and cause the skin to turn black quicker.








Pastries – The best way to store leftover pastries is to put them inside a paper bag and store them in room temperature. The refrigerator can cause them to become soggy and flimsy.





Overall the biggest reason why you should not put foods in the fridge is because the cold air can cause humidity in foods that can not only weaken their taste but can also cause mold.