Top 12 foods you should not store in the fridge.

Many of us have the opinion that keeping foods in cold environments keeps them fresher for longer. Unfortunately, this is not true for all foodstuffs. Not everything belongs in the fridge.

People have a common belief that a colder environment may be safer and more hygienic for our food. The food gets rotten in hot temperatures quickly. Microorganism and bacteria increases in hot temperature.

So, all fish, meat, vegetables, and cooking foods last destination is a refrigerator. Here are 12 foods that you should avoid keeping in the refrigerator and why:


Storing potatoes in the fridge turns the starch into sugar causing your potato to be sweet, gritty, and will discolor once cooked. Do not wash before storing as the dampness will accelerate spoilage.


Onions should not be stored in the fridge as the moisture will soften them and cause them to become sickly, pulpy and spongy.


The chill of the icebox makes tomatoes dull and mealy. Storing tomatoes in the refrigerator damages the membrane inside the tomatoes which then alter the taste and flavor.


Putting them in the fridge causes them to sprout and rubbery.


Keeping bread in the refrigerator makes the bread hard. Nobody likes it. So, it should not refrigerate.


Honey can crystallize and seize in cold temperatures. Room temperature is ideal for this natural sweetener


Store in an airtight container. Humidity in the fridge can cause a buildup of watery condensation which is not good for the flavor of the coffee.


Nuts contain a high amount of unsaturated fat, a delicate type of oil, which makes them highly prone to going rancid if we keep nuts in the fridge.


If we keep bananas in the fridge, the enzymes that enable them to ripen are inhibited. Some enzymes cause cell damage, while other enzymes cause the skin to blacken.


Olive oil

Apples, Berries and stone fruits.