35 Foods That You Should Never Put In The Refrigerator

4. Aged Cheese

 

If you’re a cheese aficionado then you probably already know this, but hard cheeses should never go in the fridge. It may sound odd as cheese is a dairy product but it’s true! If hard cheese is left in the fridge then it turns from hard to rock hard.

Hard cheese goes through a curing process that takes around six months to complete. After its cured, there is no need to keep it chilled.

Just store it in a cool, dark place like your pantry or cupboard. Other cheeses need to be refrigerated, so make sure to check if it has been aged or not.

 

5. Potatoes

 

Do you want sweet and gritty potatoes? No, we didn’t think so either. Putting your potatoes in the fridge quickly turns the vegetable’s starches into gooey sugar. Yuck! Just keep them in the pantry away from extreme temperatures.

Once a potato has been cooked make sure that you keep it in the fridge. Baked potatoes wrapped in aluminum foil should never be left to sit out at room temperature, as they can form deadly strains of botulism.

 

6. Tuna

 

Some people think that unopened canned tuna should go in the refrigerator but that isn’t the case at all. Yes, it is fish, but it comes in a can from an unrefrigerated section of the grocery store for a reason.

Keep your cans of tuna at room temperature stored in the pantry or cupboard. After the can has been opened then you can store it in the fridge.

Just put the tuna in a sealed container (don’t keep it in the tin can!) and it will keep for around three to four days.

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