10 Fruits You Should Never Store in the Fridge

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Refrigerators are a great modern convenience for storing food and helping maintain its quality and freshness. But, there are many fresh foods that are done more harm than good by being placed in the fridge. In fact, placing things like bananas in the refrigerator can put them on the fast track for spoiling. So, here’s some common fruits which should never be stored in the fridge after purchase.


1. Avocados

Refrigerating avocados will deter the ripening process so store them at room temperature.

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2. Bananas

Bananas retain their nutrients when stored at room temperature. Coldness slows down a banana’s ripening and moisture and darkness in a refrigerator encourages rotting.

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3. Apples

Apples have a long shelf life so you can easily store them at room temperature for a couple of weeks to retain their sweetness.

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4. Berries

The shelf life of berries is very short so consume them in a day or two of purchase and do not store in the fridge.

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5. Peaches

Peaches can sustain chill damage if refrigerated which makes them mealy, flavorless and unsweet.

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6. Tomatoes

Refrigeration can alter the enzymes in tomatoes and give them a sour taste so store them at room temperature.

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7. Kiwi

Kiwi’s will not ripen correctly when stored in the refrigerator so keep them at room temperature.

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8. Cherries

Like many stone fruits, cherries retain their flavor and freshness when stored at room temperature.

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9. Melons

Melons have a tendency of breaking down and taking on a grainy texture when refrigerated. Store them at room temperature instead and refrigerate only the unused portions after cutting them open.

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10. Pears

Pears retain their sweetness and ripen correctly when store at room temperature as opposed to the refrigerator.

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