Refrigeration is a lifesaver for so many foods. Since its invention, the fridge has prolonged the shelf life of many ingredients and dishes alike. However, not everything needs to go into the refrigerator in order to stay fresh. In fact, certain foods and even produce tend to fair better in cabinets than they do in the fridge.

Did you know that putting coffee in the refrigerator will cause it to absorb odors from the surrounding food while losing its flavor? Meanwhile, leaving garlic in the fridge could cause it to sprout and get moldy!

There's no need to refrigerate the following items:

  1. Tomatoes
  2. Melons
  3. Potatoes
  4. Onions
  5. Coffee
  6. Garlic
  7. Alcohol
  8. Honey
  9. Hot Sauce
  10. Bread
  11. Basil

Check out the video above to learn more about the 11 foods you shouldn't refrigerate.

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