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16 foods you should never put in your refrigerator

INSIDER Logo By jshamsian@insider.com (Jacob Shamsian,Caroline Fox) of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 18: Using your refrigerator to store foods can be essential to keeping ingredients fresh.At the same time, the cool air can have a negative effect on plenty of your groceries. Cold air can break down root vegetables like potatoes and onions, and bread can dry up if kept in a chilly environment.Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.Your refrigerator is meant to keep food fresh, but cold temperatures do not work for every grocery item. For example, root vegetables like potatoes and onions actually rot faster. And if you're worried about fitting your watermelon in your fridge, just keep it out on the counter. Melons only need to be kept in the fridge once they're cut open.There is an art and science to organizing your refrigerator. Keep reading to find out what should be left on the counter. Read the original article on Insider

16 foods you should never put in your refrigerator

  • Using your refrigerator to store foods can be essential to keeping ingredients fresh.
  • At the same time, the cool air can have a negative effect on plenty of your groceries. 
  • Cold air can break down root vegetables like potatoes and onions, and bread can dry up if kept in a chilly environment.
  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

Your refrigerator is meant to keep food fresh, but cold temperatures do not work for every grocery item. 

For example, root vegetables like potatoes and onions actually rot faster. And if you're worried about fitting your watermelon in your fridge, just keep it out on the counter. Melons only need to be kept in the fridge once they're cut open.

There is an art and science to organizing your refrigerator. Keep reading to find out what should be left on the counter. 

Read the original article on Insider
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