4 Foods Need to Stay Away from Refrigerators

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Not all types of foods are good to put in a refrigerator. Some foods better to be stored at room temperature.

Root Vegetables

Such as onions, potatoes, taros, and burdock, are better to be placed at somewhere cool and avoid light. The humid air inside a refrigerator will soften them and make them rotten.


Melons, bananas, oranges, and other citrus fruits are good to be stored at room temperature, the coldness can make fruits rot before they mature. For a better taste put a melon in a refrigerator for 2-3 hours before you cut and eat it.


The major components of honey are fructose and glucose, both of which form crystals and come out of the liquid at a low temperature. In addition, bacteria is found difficult to grow in honey. Hence it’s safe to keep your honey outside of a refrigerator, as long as the lid is tightened and the bottle is stored at a cool place.


Spices coming from tropics, like basil and lemon grass, can’t bear the coldness inside a refrigerator, so an ideal way to preserve them is to dry the leaves and store them at room temperature.

With research from Helen.

Rewritten by Lulu.

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