5 Foods That Don’t Need To Be Refrigerated

Have a stuffed fridge that might not have to be super stuffed? Here are 5 ideas of things you don’t need to worry about refrigerating – a couple may surprise you. Removing these items from your fridge, you not only free up space, but you also improve the overall taste and quality of the items that should be stored at room temperature only:

1) Honey

Storing honey in the fridge will make it crystalize and hard. Don’t ruin your honey by leaving it in the fridge and instead, keep it outside. It has a longer-lasting shelf life than most assume.

2) Oils

Storing oils in a fridge will cause them to harden and lose their smoothness. However, take note: nut oils should be refrigerated.

3) Avocado

Is your avocado not ripening fast enough? That’s because it’s in the fridge. Putting an unripe avocado on the counter is a better idea. It will ripen so much faster, but if you really want to speed up the process, then put it in a bag with a banana or apple.

4) Rice

Store rice in the fridge only if it’s cooked. Uncooked rice can last in outside canisters or plastic bags for years without issue.

5) Bread

Bread is best kept at room temperature in a sealed plastic bag. Storing bread in the fridge actually speeds up the dehydration process, making the bread go stale faster.

There are a few more ingredients you don’t have to store in the fridge to get the greatness out of them, but these are the main 5.