Now that summer's here, you don't want to leave food where it could spoil. For that reason, a lot of people put just about everything -- even bananas -- in the refrigerator.
But there are some foods that should still not go in the fridge.
A report from Food Network says for the best flavor many fresh foods should be left to ripen on the counter, not in the fridge.
Food Network says foods to keep out of the refrigerator include...
Food that gets stale quickly
Then you have items that get stale faster in the refrigerator. They include...
If you want Aunt Sophie to head home early from her visit, then go ahead and refrigerate the pastries and muffins you serve her for breakfast.
Worst food to refrigerate
Which leads to perhaps the worst food to refrigerate: Honey. It crystalizes if cold and is impossible to pour out of the container.
But the good news is honey is a natural preservative, so it can last for years in your cupboard.
If you don't have air conditioning, and its 95 degrees in your home, you may want to put more things in the fridge, just to prevent spoilage.
But otherwise, a lot of items do better in the cabinet. And that way you don't waste your money.
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