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10 Foods to Keep Out of the Fridge

If you’re like most people, you’ve got limited space in your refrigerator. But there’s good news, many foods that we typically stuff in the fridge don’t need to stay cool in order to stay fresh. In fact, some of the most popular ingredients can be kept on the counter or in the pantry for days or even weeks before they go bad.

The question is which ten foods can you extricate from your fridge?


1. Tomatoes

Most of us immediately throw all of our produce into the refrigerator the moment we get home from the grocery store. But some produce items, like tomatoes, don’t need to be kept cool.

In fact, tomatoes actually taste better if they’re left out of the fridge. Putting a tomato in the fridge can, in many cases, turn it into a mealy, disgusting mess. The exception is if you’ve cut and only used part of a tomato. At that point it’s best to place them in a cool place.


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