Foods That You Should Never Put In The Refrigerator

Have you ever returned from the grocery store and while un-bagging your produce tried to figure out where to store the items? While some items need to be refrigerated to stay fresh, others become ruined and even inedible after being refrigerated.

Your first instinct is probably to refrigerate items so they stay fresher longer, but some foods can lose their flavors, colors, and textures due to the cold temperatures.

Can you guess which items shouldn’t be stored in the fridge? Have you been storing your food the right way?


Who doesn’t love avocado toast? It’s a millennial favorite and for a good reason—it’s delicious! If you’ve ever waited for an avocado to ripen, you know how long it can take. But the worst thing you can do is store it in the fridge which slows down the ripening process. Avocados should be kept at room temperature on the counter and if they’re ripe make sure you use them immediately. You don’t want to waste a perfectly good avocado!

A trick to ripening avocados is to store them in brown paper bags with an apple or banana for a few days until they’re ripe enough to enjoy. OPEN Next Page to Learn More.