Ever notice how many of the fruits and vegetables you buy aren’t in the coolers or refrigerated section of the store, but somehow they end up in the fridge when you get home? Maybe many of us are just creatures of habit (bad habit), but if no one ever told you, let me be the first to say that there are some foods that SHOULD NOT be refrigerated.
BONUS: Certain packaged foods hit their prime freshness when they are stored at room temperature. Those foods include hot sauce, packaged bread, peanut butter, and even barbecue sauce.
Now, here’s a list of 10 you don’t need to refrigerate and how you should store them instead:
Scallions and chives are safe in the fridge (whew!), but moisture will cause onions to soften and become moldy. This is why you should store onions in a cool, dry place and AWAY from potatoes. Potatoes give off moisture and gases that cause onions to rot faster.