25 Foods You Should Never Store In the Fridge

Refrigerators have been keeping food cold in our kitchens since the first one was created in 1913, but nothing is preserved for as long. Foods that we would never think to refrigerate are sitting in our fridges right now, going bad.
Are you guilty of committing these food storage mistakes? A list of 25 (at times surprising!) foods that should not be kept in the refrigerator will help you make sure your food always tastes its best.

25. Avocados

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You might think that putting avocados in the fridge will make them last longer, but it actually has the opposite effect. The cool temperature of the fridge causes the avocado to turn brown and mushy, ruining its taste and texture. If you need to store avocados for more than a day or two, keep them in a cool, dark place like a pantry instead.

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