Seven foods you should never put in the fridge

Seven foods you should never put in the fridge

Consumer experts have revealed the foods that should never be refrigerated. 

Breakfast tomatoes

We never knew putting certain foods in the fridge can do more harm than good. 

As South Africans went into a national lockdown in March, we also had to start consuming food differently. 

Research has shown that chilling tomatoes below 12 degrees Celsius can change its taste completely. 

You might ask where do you store tomatoes? It is important to keep it out of the fridge and away from ‘ethylene-producing foods’ like bananas, oranges, and apples. 

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Onions and garlic should be stored in a dry, dark place because the fridge causes it to rot quicker. 

You’re never too old to learn, right? Below is a reminder in case you need it for the holiday!  

Food that should not be kept in the fridge



Some vegetables

Oils and sauces


Honey and peanut butter

Basil and parsley

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