Did you know that some food products keep their nutritional and taste qualities much better if they are not kept in the refrigerator?

Keeping potatoes in the fridge risks transforming the starch they contain into sugar. The result: a grainy texture after cooking, not ideal!

Keep your potatoes in a cool (but not too cool!), dry, dark place and in a cloth or paper bag rather than a plastic bag.

The tomato

We all do it and yet, it is better to avoid putting tomatoes in the fridge.

The cold tends to make tomatoes soft, bland and mealy because it damages the cell wall membranes of the vegetable.

It is best to keep your tomatoes at room temperature, away from light, stem up.


Garlic does not like the cold! Keeping it in the fridge can cause it to sprout and become rubbery!

It is better to place it in a dark, ventilated and dry place, where it can be kept for several months.

The avocado

If you put an avocado in the refrigerator, its flesh may turn black. Besides, you can always wait for it to ripen! It is better to leave it in the open air.

A little tip to help it ripen faster: place it next to a banana (or in a paper bag with a ripe banana to speed up the process), which releases ethylene, which makes the fruit ripen faster.

On the other hand, if you want to keep half an avocado in the fridge, sprinkle it with lemon to prevent it from turning black.


When chocolate is stored in the refrigerator, a thin white film forms on its surface. This is fat that rises under the effect of cold.

This phenomenon does not prevent its consumption, but the chocolate will lose its flavor.

Keep it at room temperature and away from light.

Melon and watermelon

When we think of melon and watermelon, we think of “refreshing”.

However, it is better not to put them in the refrigerator, because they will lose their antioxidants and flavor!

Melon and watermelon should be kept at room temperature and in a dry place and eaten quickly when placed cut up in the fridge.


In the fridge, cucumbers lose their crunchiness.

When it is cold, it will wilt more quickly and lose its flavour.

Once opened, you can put it in the fridge, but protect it with cling film so that it keeps its crunchiness!


Basil should not be kept in the fridge, but in a glass of water!

In the fridge, it may wilt very quickly and absorb other odors.

You can, however, keep it chopped in the freezer so you always have some on hand!


Some people keep their bread in the refrigerator, but this is a mistake!

In the fridge, it hardens and dries out very quickly.

Wrap it in a dry cloth or a bread box instead.


Contrary to what you might think, since all refrigerators have an egg compartment, it is best to keep eggs in their carton at room temperature.

If they are kept in the refrigerator, their shells absorb odors and their taste is altered.