12 Foods You Should Never Store In The Refrigerator, Foods That Should Never Be Refrigerated


Foods That Should Never Be Refrigerated 

We refrigerate many foods to keep them fresh. Food can be eaten for a long time if kept in the refrigerator. Various types of food including water, ice cream, fish, meat, vegetables can be stored in the refrigerator.

But did you know, there are many foods that go bad in the fridge? The fridge is not for storing all types of food. Refrigerating some foods can reduce their quality or taste or cause them to spoil quickly. Many foods do not keep well in cold temperatures.

Foods that spoil even if kept in the refrigerator


It is true that keeping the bread in the fridge will not kill the fungus for long, but it will lose the taste. Bread gets dry in the fridge and doesn't taste as good. Bread can be stored at room temperature for two to four days. However, it keeps well in the fridge for seven to 14 days.


Pumpkin is a delicious vegetable. This vegetable is also very good for our body. It is better not to refrigerate it. Because it can be kept outside for at least 3 to 4 days.


Although it is a drink of Western countries, coffee is popular in every Bengali home. But many people keep the coffee powder in the fridge to keep the coffee better for a long time. It removes the smell of coffee. The temperature inside the fridge is very low. As a result, the coffee powder dries out and the smell goes away. So coffee powder should be kept outside the fridge. Store coffee in a glass or airtight container.


Keeping garlic in the refrigerator without peeling it spoils quickly due to moisture. The best place to store garlic is in a well ventilated and dry place away from light.


Cucumbers should normally be stored outdoors to keep them fresh. For this, the vegetable should not be kept in the refrigerator. Cucumbers get small spots if kept in the fridge. Besides, its natural taste is also lost.


Nuts can be stored in an airtight container if desired to keep for several weeks. But if you want to store it for a month to a year, you should keep it in the refrigerator.


There is no need to refrigerate honey. In this the honey simply coagulates and has to wait for reheating before use.


It is better to keep it in a dark and cool place. If you want to keep it in the refrigerator, it spoils quickly. If storage is required, it should be chopped and stored in an airtight container.

olive oil

Refrigeration makes it cloudy, grainy and thick. It should be kept in low light and cool place like kitchen.


At cold temperatures, potato 'starch' turns into sugar, which is harmful. Unwashed potatoes should be kept away from sunlight and only cooked potatoes should be kept in the refrigerator.

sweet potato

Like potatoes, sweet potatoes also change in flavor and texture when refrigerated. So it should be kept in a shaded and ventilated place.


Raw mangoes are best stored at room temperature. It ripens late if kept in refrigerator. And ripe mangoes can be cut into pieces and stored in the freezer section of the refrigerator. Later it can be melted and eaten.


If the pita or cake is too cold, the taste will be lost. Can be stored in an airtight container for a few days. If the cake is rich in cream, it should be kept in the refrigerator.

dry fruit

Undesirable moisture spoils the quality of dried fruit by keeping it in the refrigerator. They should be kept in a dry, dark and airtight container. It can be kept for up to one year.

Powdered spices

Dry powdered masala spoils quickly if kept in the refrigerator. It should be kept in a dark and dry place and in extreme hot weather to preserve its shelf life.

Tomato ketchup

Tomato ketchup contains high levels of vinegar, salt, and sugar, so it's best to keep it at room temperature.

soy sauce

Although the label says to store in the refrigerator, it is good for up to six months at room temperature.


Fresh herbs like tulsi, coriander, mint, etc., quickly become dull and tasteless if kept in the refrigerator.


Tomatoes easily become soft and watery when kept in the refrigerator. As a result, the taste is spoiled. An open, ventilated, sun-free place is sufficient for storing tomatoes.


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