Foods That Should Never Go In The Refrigerator

When you go to a grocery store, you might notice that some items are in large refrigerators or freezers, while others are out on the shelf. Where food is stored in a grocery store is usually a good indication of where it should be stored in your own home.

The thing is, sometimes items are in the fridge in one supermarket, but on a shelf in another. In the UK, they keep eggs in the pantry, but in America, we keep eggs in the fridge. So we’re here to help you unravel this mystery once and for all. Keep reading to find out which items go where.

Keep Your Citrus Fruit Out Of The Fridge

In most grocery stores, fruit such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes are typically kept out of the fridge. That’s because citrus fruit continue to ripen even after they’ve been picked. Keeping citrus fruit int he fridges slows down the ripening process. When a citrus fruit isn’t ripe, it can be rather sour.

Photo by Miguel Candela/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Photo by Miguel Candela/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Store your citrus fruit in a fruit bowl on your counter or your kitchen table for optimal sweetness. If you like your citrus fruit cold, pop them in the fridge an hour before you plan on eating them.