By Neha Yadav
Published Apr 22, 2024

Hindustan Times

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Bread, onions, potatoes, seeds: 8 foods you should not refrigerate

Refrigeration of foods such as fruits and vegetables and other packaged items can help increase their shelf life and keep them fresh. However, there are several foods that you should avoid refrigerating. 

Here are 8 foods that you should avoid refrigerating. 


Storing potatoes in the refrigerator can make them gritty and excessive sweet due to moisture.


Onions can become moldy in excess moisture and low temperatures. They can also make your refrigerator smelly and spoil other items.


Avoid refrigerating bread as it can become moldy when exposed to low temperatures and excess moisture.


Keeping bananas in refrigerators can lead to quick browning and rotting due to low temperatures.


Refrigerating honey can make it hard and lumpy and difficult for consumption. 


Nuts such as walnuts, almonds, pistachios, cashews, hazelnuts and peanuts can become soggy if kept inside the refrigerator.


Seeds such as flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, cucumber seeds and pumpkin seeds can become soggy and wet when refrigerated.

Cooking oil

Avoid refrigerating cooking oils as they can solidify and become difficult for cooking food when required.