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10 Foods That you should NEVER put in the fridge

Firstly I would like to say that you should never put any of the following foods in the fridge as in most cases it will damage the food or impair its flavour, but saying that with some of them there are exceptions and it all comes down to personal preference, of course.

What I will say is that if you want to get the best taste and flavour from your food then it is best not to put the following foods into the refrigerator. By following some of the tips you will enjoy your food a lot more and reap the benefits of its flavour.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy my list of ten foods that you should never put in the fridge.


#3 Tomato

This is a biggy for me because I always used to come home from the supermarket and bang them straight into the fridge. However, tomatoes need warmth and their flavours thrive on sun rays. I did a test and ate a tomato from the fridge and one from my veg rack. The difference was unbelievable. The one from the rack had ten times more flavour. Putting them in the fridge kills their natural flavour and turns the texture into an icy mush. Try the test like me and you won't be disappointed; I never put my tomatoes in the fridge now.


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  1. I admit some of these I do put in the fridge and probably will continue to do so. Hey, when chocolate is melting making a mess it needs to go in the fridge no way around it. I don’t, however, place garlic, onion or coffee in the fridge, so these I got right.

  2. Some very valuable points given here. I do keep most of these in the fridge, but I may not now, after reading this! I have noticed that too – that freezing or chilling food often destroys the flavour. In fact, both extremes of temperature do that: over-heating food can often have the same effect.

    • Thanks, Maggie. I suppose if we really try we can find something wrong about everything and anything on the internet, but if you do a bit of research on foods and fridges then a lot of it makes sense. My tomatoes taste delightful now that I no longer put them in the fridge, lol.

  3. Very informative; didn’t know many of the do not’s… However, living in a tropical country, everything goes into the fridge – except I do leave the potatoes, onions and garlic outside! They don’t ever go in the fridge.

  4. Yikes! Me too – always kept the tomatoes in the fridge… and the coffee (in a sealed plastic container). Thanks for the info – will definitely try this out. Mind you… if you think about it – they don’t store tomatoes or avos in the refrigerated section in the supermarket either, do they.

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