50 Foods That Should Never Be Put in the Refrigerator

The natural next step to buying groceries and other food products is putting them in the fridge. And why not? Putting food items in the refrigerator is one of the best ways to keep food from spoiling. However, there are certain foods that don’t belong in cold places since extreme temperatures either discolor the food or accelerate spoilage. This list will show you which food items should be stored outside of the refrigerator and why.

1. Whole Melons

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Refrigerators can stunt the growth of naturally forming antioxidants in certain foods. For example, in melons, a USDA study found that refrigerated melons had less than half the antioxidant levels than their non-refrigerated counterparts. The cold air in a refrigerator prevents antioxidants from developing after harvesting.