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Foods That Don’t Belong in the Fridge

The refrigerator seems to be a safe haven for food. It keeps everything cold, and what could be better than food that is protected from the possibility of spoilage.

Well, not all foods need to be refrigerated. As a matter of fact, refrigerating some foods may actually decrease their longevity. Here are some of the foods that you may want to keep out of the fridge.


There are a number of fruits that do not belong in the fridge. These particular fruits are best keep in an environment that is room-temperature as it helps to facilitate ripening.



All melons should be kept on a counter. Doing so allows melons to ripen increasing their flavor. Once the melon is cut, it can be stored in the fridge for up to four days.

Stone Fruit

Stone fruit includes peaches, nectarines, apricots and plums. Ripe peaches are a delicious summer time snack, but they will never get ripe inside the refrigerator.


Avocados are another fruit that are best kept at room temperature. This allows for the ripening process to occur naturally. Only place them in the fridge if they are already ripe and you want to use them fairly soon.